Stefano Ercolino is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Yonsei University's Underwood International College (Seoul, Korea). A former Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University (USA) and DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow in the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), he is the author of The Novel-Essay, 1884-1947 and The Maximalist Novel: From Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow" to Roberto Bolaño's "2666."