C19th to contemporary Italian history, literature and cinema.

Graduate Teaching: MSt in Medieval and Modern Languages. MSt in Film Aesthetics


20th century Italian culture: I am particularly interested in the relationship between political history and narrative. I recently worked on censorship during the Fascist regime and on immigration in contemporary Italian cinema; I am currently working on the reciprocal influence of Italian and US culture.

A video of Guido discussing his research in modern Italian culture is available at:




  • Mussolini censore: Storie di letteratura, dissenso e ipocrisie (Roma-Bari: Laterza, 2013)
  • Vita e omicidio di Gaetano Pilati: 1881-1925 (Florence, Cesati, 2010)
  • Elio Vittorini: Letteratura in tensione (Florence, Cesati, 2008)
  • Censorship and Literature in Fascist Italy (Toronto University Press, 2007) –  American  Association of Italian Studies Book Prize for 2007
  • Kaos: Luigi Pirandello e i fratelli Taviani (Palermo, L’Epos, 2007)
  • Elio Vittorini: The Writer and the Written (Leeds, Northern Universities Press, 2000)
  • Il mondo scritto: Forme e ideologia nella narrativa di Italo Calvino (Turin, Tirrenia, 1995)

Edited books:

  • With Emma Bond and Federico Faloppa, Destination Italy: Representing Migration in Contemporary Media and Narrative (Oxford, Peter Lang, 2015)
  • With Martin McLaughlin and Franca Pellegrini, Sinergie narrative: Cinema e letteratura nell’Italia contemporanea (Florence, Cesati, 2008)
  • With Robert Gordon, Culture, Censorship and the State in 20th Century Italy (Oxford, Legenda, 2005)