Stefano Evangelista’s work explores the links between English literature and other languages, classical antiquity, visual culture and the history of sexuality. Historically, he focuses on the second half of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth. He is committed to comparative approaches and is particularly interested in cultural and literary exchanges between Britain and Italy, France, Germany and the Scandinavian countries.
Stefano Evangelista is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Oxford University. His work focuses on the international circulation of texts and ideas, and on the relationship between literary and visual cultures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In 2021 he curated an exhibition on British writers in Berlin, which can now be viewed virtually at happy-in-berlin.org. His latest book is Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle: Citizens of Nowhere (2021). From 2022 to 2025, Stefano Evangelista will be an Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Humboldt University, Berlin.