Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures at Bowdoin College (Ph.D., Italian Literature, Yale), Arielle Saiber’s main focus is Medieval and early Modern Italian Literature, Mathematics, and Science Fiction. Among other books, Saiber’s production includes Giordano Bruno and the Geometry of Language (2005), and the co-edited anthology Images of Florence in Fifteen Century: Writings on Literature, History and Art (2000). She is currently co-editing an anthology on Italian Science Fiction for Wesleyan Press and working on a study of mathematical symmetry in Dante’s Commedia. Saiber was Fellow at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici (Naples, Italy), the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Harvard’s Villa I Tatti. Her last book Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy (University Toronto Press, 2017) earned the Bridge Book Award 2018 for the Non Fiction category. Thanks to the prize, the book has been translated and published in Italy by Salerno Editore.