Paolo Bugliani is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics of the University of Pisa, Italy, where he is carrying out a research project on cultural mediators of Italian literature in England during the late 18th and early 19th century. He is also an academic tutor (“cultore della materia”) in English Literature at the same Department. His monograph Le voci del saggista: Charles Lamb fra modernitÃ e tradizione (Roma, Carocci 2019), which investigates Lamb's “London Magazine” essayistic double Elia as a heteronym formation, was awarded the Italian Association for English Studies Ph.D. dissertation prize 2018.
He has a particular interest in the study of essayistic personae as literary surrogates for biographical personal identity. Following this line, he has published articles on both 19th-and 20th-century essayists such as Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Thomas DeQuincey, Virginia Woolf and W. H. Auden.