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Lino Leonardi

Full Professor

Filologia e linguistica romanza (SSD: FLMR-01/B)

050 509051
after each lesson (Wednesday 6pm, Thursday 2pm) or by appointment (please email me)
Palazzo della Carovana , primo piano, stanza 5

Born in Rome in 1961, I studied in Florence with d’Arco Silvio Avalle and in Padua with  Gianfranco Folena. I have taught Romance Philology at the Universities of Florence, Chieti-Pescara, and Siena, where I chaired the PhD School in Modern Philology. I have been visiting professor at the École nationale des Chartes (Paris) at the École Pratique des Haute Études (Paris) and at St John's College Cambridge. From 2014 to 2018 I was director of the CNR Institute Opera del Vocabolario Italiano in Florence.

My research activity focuses on medieval Italian lyric poetry, medieval translations, French Arthurian prose romance, textual editing methods, and digital humanities. I have published, often as a team work, Guittone d’Arezzo’s sonnets (Einaudi 1994) , studies about the thirteenth-century Italian lyric manuscripts (Sismel 2001, 2010), repertoires of hagiographic and biblical vernacular manuscripts (Sismel 2003, 2018), studies for (Garnier 2018) and the edition of the Guiron le Courtois cycle (6 vols, Sismel 2020-2022), the translation of the Lancelot-Graal romances (3 vols, Einaudi 2020-2022), a handbook of textual criticism (Le Monnier 2022).

Major national and international positions include: member of the Accademia della Crusca (Florence) and of the Commissione per i Testi di Lingua (Bologna), chief editor of the journal Medioevo Romanzo, board member of the journal Studi di filologia italiana, editor of the series Archivio romanzo (Edizioni del Galluzzo), member of the scientific board of the series Romanische Texte des Mittelalters (Winter Verlag), director of the Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, and Italian delegate to the European Research Infrastructure Consortium DARIAH-ERIC, member of the Committee of the International Arthurian Association as President of the Italian Branch.