Simona Storchi is an Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Leicester. She has published extensively on early twentieth-century Italian literature and culture and on the relationship between art and politics under the fascist regime. Her publications include: Valori Plastici 1918–1922. Le inquietudini del nuovo classico (monographic supplement to The Italianist, 2006); Beyond the Piazza. Public and Private Spaces in Modern Italian Culture (Peter Lang, 2013); Back to the Futurists. The Avant-Garde and its Legacy, ed. with Elza Adamowicz (Manchester University Press, 2013); The Great War and the Modernist Imagination in Italy, ed. with Luca Somigli (themed issue of Annali d’Italianistica, 2015); Visualizzare la Guerra. L’iconografia del conflitto e l’Italia, ed. with Giuliana Pieri and Maria Giuseppina Di Monte (Mimesis, 2016); Women and the Public Sphere in Modern and Contemporary Italy. Essays for Sharon Wood, ed. with Marina Spunta and Maria Morelli (Troubador, 2017). She has a forthcoming monograph entitled Massimo Bontempelli e la cultura italiana fra le due guerre. L’intellettuale, il fascismo, la modernità (Mimesis) and is currently completing a book on the ‘return to order’ in Italy between the end of WWI and the rise of Fascism. She is the Italian Section Editor of the open access peer-reviewed journal Modern Languages Open (Liverpool University Press).