TAPS/Romance Languages & Literatures
I received a Laurea Triennale (BA) in Classics at the University of Bologna in 2015, with a thesis on the play I Menechini, a Renaissance translation of Plautus’ Menaechmi.
I obtained a Laurea Magistrale (MA) with honors in Modern Philology at the University of Bologna in 2018. In my thesis, titled Poetry slam in Italy, I investigated poetry slam as a genre, and I related it to 20th-century Italian poets who share a tendency towards orality.
During my MA I spent eight months at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik on an Erasmus scholarship.
In 2019/2020 I worked as a teacher in primary and secondary schools in Italy.
My academic path has led me to my specific area of interest: 20th and 21st-century Italian literature and cinema. In particular, my research focuses on contemporary performance poetry in Italy, and the relation between poetry and the voice, the body, music, dance, visual arts, old and new media.
Other fields of interest: orality in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, critical animal studies, working-class politics and literature (particularly the Italian poet Luigi Di Ruscio), gesture and performance in second language acquisition.
I am also a member of Zoopalco, a collective of multimedia and performance poetry located in Bologna, Italy.