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My interests include Italian literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, with special focus on Petrarch, and interdisciplinary relations between literature, cinema, music, and art. I obtained my Italian laurea from the University of Padova, with a thesis entitled Il dio Amore tra mitografia e mitopoiesi da Boccaccio a Monti (2001). My advisor was Prof. Manlio Pastore Stocchi.
In 2007 I got a PhD in Italianistica e Filologia Classico Medievale at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venezia, with Prof. Gino Belloni. My dissertation title was Sulla prima diffusione del testo dei Rerum vulgarium fragmenta di Francesco Petrarca. Il ms. 4 della Biblioteca del Seminario Vescovile di Padova e il ms. Correr 1494 della Biblioteca del Museo Civico Correr di Venezia. I then joined the Italian Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where I am studying towards a second PhD. My current research focuses on Paduan Humanism and Humanist Educational Treatises.
- Review of “Petrarch. A Critical Guide to the Complete Works. Edited by V. Kirkham e A. Maggi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.” Lettere Italiane , LXII, 4 (2010): 647-656.
- “«Nel laberinto intrai»: a proposito di una recente edizione del Canzoniere petrarchesco.” Lettere Italiane , LXII, 2 (2010): 276-306.
- Review of “Rerum vulgarium fragmenta. Codice Vat. lat. 3195. Commentario all’edizione in fac-simile (Roma-Padova: Antenore, 2004)”. Studi petrarcheschi, n.s., XIX (2006): 282-292.
- “Metamorfosi settecentesche di Eros.” Atti dell’Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. Tomo CLX (2001-2002): 343-421.
Grants and Awards:
- “ Salvatori Award”, Graduate Research Grant (Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Summer 2011).
- “Dean’s Summer Funding” (University of Pennsylvania, Summer 2011)
- “Ben Franklin Summer Funding” (University of Pennsylvania, Summer 2011)
- “ Penfield Fellowship” 2010(University of Pennsylvania, for Summer Research Project in Italy, June-July 2010 ).
- “ Salvatori Award”, Graduate Research Grant(Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Summer 2008).
I choose to come to Penn because both the Romance Languages Department and the Italian Studies program are very vibrant environments for my field of interest, Medieval and Renaissance literature.