Dr Lorenzo Sacchini
I joined the University of Leeds as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in September 2017 within the project Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy (c. 1350-c. 1650), co-led by the Universities of Leeds and Oxford.
Previously I taught Italian at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia (United States) and in secondary schools.
I obtained my PhD in 2013 from Durham University (UK) and my BA and MA in Italian literature and modern philology from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Brescia, Milan: Italy).
My main areas of interests include:
- Petrarch’s reception and exegesis in Italian Renaissance,
- sixteenth and seventeenth-century Italian academies;
- early modern letter-writing;
- the evolution of poetic tendencies in the shift from Late Renaissance to the Baroque era;
- Italian madrigals.
I am currently Research Fellow within the three-year AHRC-funded project Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy (c. 1350-c. 1650). The main aim of the project is to collect and analyse the corpus of Italian Petrarch commentary and exegesis, with a focus on relevant elements in terms of literary genres, contents (including paratextual materials), and contexts (such as academies, courts, universities, etc.). The project will provide the first freely available on-line census of all the vernacular commentaries and other main forms of exegesis on Petrarch composed between 1350 and 1650.
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- PhD in Italian Studies
- MA in modern Philology
- BA in Italian literature
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