About me

I am a PhD researcher in English Literature at the University of Westminster and in French and Comparative Literature at the Sorbonne University (international joint PhD - “cotutelle internationale”). I am also Visiting PhD researcher in the Department of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam. Before starting my double doctoral path at Westminster and Sorbonne, I obtained a Master in French Literature at the Sorbonne University, a Master in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Westminster, and a Master and a Bachelor in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English and French) at the University of Salento (Lecce) in Italy.

Teaching

I have worked as a teacher of English and French Language and Literature in various Italian high school in Milan and in Lecce. I have also worked as a translator and interpreter.

Research

My doctoral thesis is about the initiatory symbolism of the rose in the XIXth and XXth century English, French and Italian literature, under the direction of Leigh Wilson (University of Westminster) and André Guyaux (Sorbonne University).

Research interests: literature and esotericism; symbolism; hermeticism; comparative literature (English, French, Italian literature); Dante; Gabriele Rossetti; Rosicrucianism; XIXth French Literature (in particular Gérard de Nerval and symbolist poets); XIXth and XXth century English Literature (Yeats, Pound, Eliot) 

Publications 

Book:

Piero Latino, La Promenade de Nerval. Souvenir et rêve, Paris, L’Harmattan, coll. “Approches littéraires”, 2018.

Article:

Piero Latino, “La rose initiatique : de la rose de Dante et des Fidèles d’Amour à la rose de Nerval”, Revue Nerval, n° 4, Paris, Garnier, 2020 (published in 2020).