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Elisa Modolo is an Italian student from Venice. Beside the Master in Liberal Arts from Penn, she holds a Bachelors in Italian Literature and a Masters in Philology and Italian Literature from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Both her two theses focus on the rediscovery of a rarely-studied woman writer of the 17th- century, Margherita Costa, exploring her theatrical and poetic works. Overall, Elisa’s interests include female literary production, women's cinema, Renaissance and Baroque art and literature.
Her dissertation centers on Italian rewritings of Ovid's Metamorphoses between Renaissance and Baroque, considering Gabriele Simeoni, Giovanni Andrea Dell'Anguillara and Giovanni Palazzi's works.
Elisa is the recepient of the following fellowships:
Academic Year 2014-2015: SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Summer 2010: Dean's Summer Fellowship
Summer 2011: Salvatori Research Award
- "Il “disarmonico fragore” del plurilinguismo nella poesia di Luisa Zille." Forthcoming in the International Journal Letteratura e dialetti, edited by Fabrizio Serra, Pisa-Roma (2014).
- "The Intertwining of Exile,
Identity, and Memory in Satrapi and Paronnaud’s Persepolis." in Sin Frontera: Revista Académica y Literaria.
University of Florida, Spring 2010, 1-15.
- Review "Kristin Phillips-Court’s The Perfect Genre: Drama and Painting in Renaissance Italy" (2011) in The Sixteenth Century Journal, XLIV, 1, Spring 2013, 145-6.
- Review "Italy in the Drama of Europe, from the series «Renaissance Drama»", 36/37 (2010). Lettere italiane 1/2013, Olschki editore, Florence, 131-4.