Simona Lorenzini graduated, cum laude, from the University of Pisa in 2003 with a thesis in Modern Italian Literature. She received a Ph.D. in “Humanist and Renaissance Civilization” from the “Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento” (Florence, 2008), with a dissertation on the Latin bucolic poetry of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio and its connections with the classical and medieval pastoral tradition. These researches culminated in a book published in 2011: La corrispondenza bucolica tra Giovanni Boccaccio e Checco di Meletto Rossi e L’egloga di Giovanni del Virgilio ad Albertino Mussato. After moving to the USA in 2009, Simona completed her PhD in Italian and Renaissance Studies at Yale University with a dissertation – “Questioning the Utopian Myth in Renaissance Pastoral Drama: From Politian to Guarini” – written under the direction of Professor Giuseppe Mazzotta (May 23, 2016). Simona has published on Boccaccio and Medieval literature, on Isabella Andreini, on contemporary Italian experimental writings, and on language pedagogy. She is currently co-editing, with Deborah Pellegrino, the volume Women’s Agency and Self-fashioning in Early Modern Tuscany (1300-1600) (Viella Kent State University European Studies Series).
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