Here is a list of publications within this research project addressing the connections and exchanges between computer and digital culture, and Italian literature.


Eleonora Lima, Le tecnologie dell’informazione nella scrittura di Italo Calvino e Paolo Volponi. Tre storie di rimediazione. Firenze University Press, 2020.

Eleonora Lima, A Literary History of Computing: Italian Authors Write Computer Culture (book in preparation for Legenda).


Eleonora Lima, ‘Paolo Volponi’s La macchina mondiale as a Cybernetic Utopia: The Limits of a Solely Allegorical Interpretation.’ Forum Italicum, Fall 2017 issue, Vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 618-640. 

Eleonora Lima, ‘Between Divinity and Dullness: The Advent of Personal Computers in the Italian Literature’Quaderni d’Italianistica, vol. 40 no. 2, 2020, pp. 5-42.

Eleonora Lima, ‘Mechanized Women and Sentient Machines: Language, Gendered Technology and Female Body in Luciano Bianciardi and Tiziano Scarpa’. In Enrica Maria Ferrara (ed) Posthumanism in Italian Literature and Film: Boundaries and Identity. Palgrave, 2020, pp. 163-184.

Eleonora Lima at al., ‘The Voice of the Artist in the Age of the Algorithm.’ The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, 2021, in press.

Eleonora Lima, ‘Ranxerox: An Italian cyberpunk Golem.’ In Kanta Dihal and Stephen Cave (eds), Imagining AI: How the World Sees Intelligent Machines, Oxford University Press, 2022 (forthcoming).

Eleonora Lima, ‘Dino Buzzati Interpreter of Silvio Ceccato: Il grande ritratto and its Debt to Cybernetics.’ Quaderni d’Italianistica. Special issue on Dino Buzzati, 2022 (forthcoming).

Eleonora Lima, ‘Fabrizio Venerandi and the retour à l’ordre of electronic poetry.’ Modern Language Open. Special issue ‘Interart/Intermedia: New Approaches to Interdisciplinarity’, 2022 (forthcoming)

Eleonora Lima, ‘Joys and Perils of Information Overload: Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco’ (in preparation for Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society).


Eleonora Lima, ‘When Literature and Technology Fail to Align.’ Web blog post. Interdisciplinary Italy. 25 September 2019.

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