Laurea in Foreign Languages, University Bologna, Italy, 1974.
Lecturer University Trieste, Italy, 1979—1984. Research assistant University Bologna, 1980—1987, associate professor, 1994—2000, director, research center postcolonial literature, 1996—2005, professor, since 2000, coordinator, Doctor of Philosophy program lits, cultures English-speaking countries, 2001—2009, president corso studio laurea specialistica, 2003—2006, director, research center comparative literature, 2005—2009, director, director European school comparative literature synapsis, since 2007, coordinator, Doctor of Philosophy program modern, comparative and postcolonial literature, since 2009. Vice president aisli, association study literature English, 2003—2006.
Member of ANDA (member board directors since 2007), Association Scrittori Bologna, CompaLit, EACLALS, AISLI (secretary 2000-2003, vice president 2003-2006).
Married Stefano Calanchi. 1 child Tommaso Calanchi.