YEAR OF ENROLLMENT

2015

SHORT BIO

I am a PhD researcher in Renaissance Studies at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, focused on literature, language, culture and history of Florence at 15th and 16th century, with a special emphasis on the relationship between literature and visual arts. Under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Torre and Prof. Dr. Florian Mehltretter, I am currently working on a project exploring the work “Le vite d’artisti” of Giovan Battista Gelli, a Florentine writer with an artisan background. The central question concerns the possibility of recognizing a systematic program in Gelli’s works, or, at least, the persistence of some thematic items, both in Gelli’s original works as well as in the work “Le vite” of Vasari.

Before joining the SNS, I worked as teacher for Italian language and literature at the University Ludwig-Maximilians in Munich, I have written many articles for Italians journals (“La Gazzetta dello Sport”, “Il Corriere della Sera”, “Il Messaggero”) and I have translated articles and poetry works from German to Italian and vice versa. I hold a BA degree in “Italian Philology” (a work about Girolamo Savonarola) and a MA degree in “Italian Studies” (Sandro Penna and his poetry) from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. I also hold the certificates “Ditals I” and “Ditals II”, specialized certificates providing advanced extracurricular courses in teaching of the Italian language.

RESEARCH INTERESTS/TOPIC OF PHD PROJECT (up to 5 keywords)

Renaissance Studies, Florentine Renaissance, Iconography and History of Art, Literature, Italian Poetry.