Alessandra Grego was born in London (UK) and raised in Rome, where she was educated in the Italian state system and earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from La Sapienza University in Rome. Her area of study is myth as a form of narrative, which she has investigated in Victorian Literature (specifically George Eliot) and the novel in general, before turning her attention to the role of myth in digital animation and popular culture in the 21st century. After working at La Sapienza as a lecturer of English language for five years, Prof. Grego joined the English Literature department at John Cabot University in 2003.
Over the years at John Cabot she has taught courses ranging from Shakespeare to The Contemporary Novel, from Victorian Literature to Myth in Animation and developed an interest for interdisciplinary studies, as well as the determination to persuade students not spontaneously attracted to literature that it is a subject well worth studying.
She has worked as a translator (Francesco Orlando. Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination. 2006. New Haven: Yale University Press. Translated in collaboration with Gabriel Pihas and Daniel Seidel.), and has published articles on myth and George Eliot, (“The Dual Form of Daniel Deronda.“ Rivista di Studi Vittoriani, V, 10, 2000: 93-123. “George Eliot’s Use of Scriptural Typology,” in Myths of Europe. Ed. by R. Littlejohns and S.Soncini. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007. pp. 123-131.).