Mario Sassi

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Ph.D. Candidate, Italian Studies
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marsassi@sas.upenn.edu

Mario Sassi graduated cum laude in Italian language and literature (Lettere Moderne: Studi Italiani) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". His thesis on the Italian Philology ("Authorial Philology: problems and examples of critical editions") focuses on Dante's “Il Fiore" and his alleged paternity of the text, and on the Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta’s Comments. Mario’s works in the literary and philological field concentrate on the first centuries of the Italian literature and on the Accademia dell'Arcadia.

Besides his research on Italian literature, he has a keen interest in Italian and International Film studies and TV shows, about which he has extensively written on specialized websites.