Diego Saglia is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Parma, Italy. His research focuses on Romantic-period literature and culture, also in its contacts with other European traditions.
He is the author of a study on the Spanish imaginary in British poetry of the Romantic period, Poetic Castles in Spain: British Romanticism and Figurations of Iberia (2000) and a study of Romantic orientalism, I discorsi dell’esotico: l’oriente nel romanticismo britannico 1780-1830 (2002). He has edited a special issue on ‘Romanticism and Cultural Geography’ for the European Journal of English Studies (2002), and co-edited British Romanticism and Italian Literature: Translating, Reviewing, Rewriting (with Laura Bandiera, 2005).
In the field of Byron studies, he is the author of several essays and articles, and of Byron and Spain: Itinerary in the Place of Writing (1996) and Lord Byron e la maschere della scrittura (2009). His edited book Byron e il segno plurale: tracce del sé, percorsi di scrittura (2011) was awarded the 2012 Elma Dangerfield Award of the International Byron Society.
His essays have appeared in Textual Practice, Studies in Romanticism, The Keats-Shelley Journal, Romanticism, Novel, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, ELH, Studies in the Novel, Gothic Studies, SEL and other international journals. He has recently completed the first critical edition of Robert Southey’s Roderick, the Last of the Goths (Pickering and Chatto, 2012) and is currently working on a book-length study of the European aspects of British Romantic-period literature.