Serenella Iovino

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Serenella Iovino is an Italian philosopher, and cultural and literary theorist. She is a professor of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and of Modern Cultures at the University of Turin, Italy.[1] From 2008 to 2010, she has served as President of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE).[2] In 2014, Iovino was a J. K. Binder Lecturer at the University of California, San Diego.[3] She is considered one of the main environmental philosophers of Italy.[4]

She has published extensively on ecocriticism, literature, and environmental ethics. Iovino is the main proponent for material ecocriticism, a current of ecocritical thought.[5] Her book Ecocriticism and Italy: Ecology, Resistance, and Liberation was awarded the 2016 Book Prize of the American Association for Italian Studies and the MLA's 2016 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies.


  • Italy and the Environmental Humanities: Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies. Edited by Serenella Iovino, Enrico Cesaretti, and Elena Past. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.
  • Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene. Edited by Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino. London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016.
  • Ecocriticism and Italy: Ecology, Resistance and Liberation. London: Bloomsbury Academics, 2016.
  • Material Ecocriticism. Edited by Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.
  • Ecologia letteraria: Una strategia di sopravvivenza. Milan. Edizioni Ambiente, 2006 (2nd ed. 2015).
  • Filosofie dell’ambiente. Natura, Etica, Società. Rome: Carocci, 2004. (Repr. 2006, 2007, 2008).
  • Il ‘Woldemar’ di F.H. Jacobi, introduzione, traduzione e commento storico-critico. Padua: CEDAM, 2000.
  • Radice della Virtù. Saggio sul ‘Woldemar’ di F.H. Jacobi. Naples: Città del Sole, 1999.


  1. ^ "Profilo del docente: Serenella Iovino - Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere". Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Serenella Iovino - Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society - LMU Munich". Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  3. ^ "University of California, San Diego, lecture". Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  4. ^ "La Stampa - Ecocritica, ovvero della letteratura ecologica". Archived from the original on 2014-01-18. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Preconference Seminar - Tenth Biennial ASLE Conference - May 28 to June 1, 2013". Retrieved 2016-04-30.