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Francesco Venturi is Associate Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Oslo and Honorary Fellow at Durham University (UK). He received his doctorate from the University of Siena in 2012 and was subsequently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pavia, working on two projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (Prin and Firb, 2012–2014). From 2014 to 2016 he was an International Postdoctoral Fellow (Marie Curie Co-fund) and part-time lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham. Since 2017 he has been a participant in the project “Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy, c. 1350–c. 1650”, funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council, which brings together scholars from the Universities of Oxford, Leeds, and Manchester. His research has primarily focused on both Renaissance literature and twentieth-century Italian poetry and novels. His monograph on Andrea Zanzotto explored this contemporary poet’s archive and manuscripts (Genesi e storia della ‘trilogia’ di Andrea Zanzotto, 2016); he has also undertaken extensive research on Carlo Emilio Gadda, arguably Italy’s greatest modernist writer. Amongst his forthcoming publications is a critical and annotated edition of the Rime by sixteenth-century poet Annibal Caro.


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