Florian Mussgnug is Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies at University College London. He has published widely on modern and contemporary Twentieth and Twenty-First Century literature. Recent publications include Human Reproduction and Parental Responsibility: New Theories, Narratives, Ethics (2020, with Simona Corso and Virginia Sanchini), Rethinking the Animal-Human Relation: New Perspectives in Literature and Theory (2019, with Stefano Bellin and Kevin Inston), The Good Place: Comparative Perspectives on Utopia (2014, with Matthew Reza). He is currently Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at Sapienza University Rome and has held visiting and honorary positions at the Universities of Siena, Roma Tre, Oxford and Cagliari, and at the British School at Rome. He is also co-investigator for the five-year AHRC-funded research project "Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: Interart/Intermedia" and academic director of the UCL Cities Partnerships Programme in Rome.