Simona Lorenzini graduated, cum laude, from the University of Pisa in 2003 with a thesis in Modern Italian Literature. After obtaining a Ph.D. in “Humanist and Renaissance Civilization” from the “Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento” (Florence, 2008), she is now a Ph.D. Candidate in Italian and Renaissance Studies. Her areas of interest include the study of bucolic poetry of Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarch, and of Philology and Medieval-humanistic Latin. In the modern period, she is also interested in the Italian cinema. She will write her dissertation on the Renaissance pastoral drama, with special attention to Politian, Tasso and Guarini’s works.