Foreign Languages

Lecture: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio: Materiality and Textuality of Medieval Italian Literature

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures presents
"Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio Materiality and Textuality of Medieval Italian Literature"
A Talk by Dr. Francesco Marco Aresu
Assistant Professor of Italian, Wesleyan University
Miller Hall 1102
Light refreshments will be served

Francesco Marco Aresu earned his PhD in Italian from Harvard University. He studied Italian literature and Classics at the Università degli studi di Cagliari in Sardinia, and has a Masters from Indiana University, Bloomington and one from Stanford University. He has edited 18th century Latin hymns for the Centro di studi filologici sardi, where he has been an editor and translator. He wrote on Petrarch’s sestina for «Textual Cultures» (2012), Folengo’s metatextuality (for the miscellany Folengo in America, 2013), Alberti's early works for «Studi di erudizione e filologia italiana» (2015), and Baroque theater (2017). He is the author of the entry “Figura” in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. He is currently working on his first book, entitled The Author as Scribe: Materiality and Textuality in the Trecento. His areas of expertise are Medieval and Early Modern Italian literature, manuscript culture and history of the book, textual criticism, and literary theory.

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