Mauro Carassai

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I have a BA in Anglo-American Literature from University of Macerata (Italy), an MA in American Literature and Culture from University of Leeds (UK) and I am currently a PhD student in the English Department at University of Florida. My scholarly interests revolve around digital literatures within the larger frame of American literature and American studies. I had a Fulbright visiting year in 2007-2008 at Brown University where I had the opportunity to work with specialists in Hypermedia Studies, Electronic Writing and Digital Theory such as George Landow, John Cayley and Wendy Chun and I am currently working at doctoral level with Gregory Ulmer on envisaging a poetics for digital artists/writers based on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Some of the issues I address at dissertation level can be read in a paper I gave at the DAC’09 conference at UC Irvine ( As the president of the student organization Digital Assembly at UF, I have recently organized our 5th annual conference “Futures of Digital Studies 2010” featuring many scholars in the field ( and I am currently at work on editing the conference proceedings for a special issue of the Digital Humanities Quarterly. I regularly follow HASTAC activities and presented a paper in the “HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations” conference.