Rodolfo Dal Canto is PhD student at the University of L’Aquila, with a project investigating the precariousness and the absence of the future in contemporary Italian comics production through the Derridean notion of hauntology. He graduated in Italian Studies at the University of Bologna with a thesis on the comics narrative of urban transformation processes. He is an editor for the website «Lo Spazio Bianco» and the online magazine «Le Sabbie di Marte». He is also a member of the Italian comics research group SnIF (Studying ’n’ Investigating Fumetti). He is interested in comics studies, cultural studies, literary criticism and hauntology.