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Dr Giacomo Comiati

I am currently a research fellow working at the Department of Literary and Linguistic Studies of the University of Padua, Italy.

I read Italian Modern Philology and Literature in Padua, where I also attended the Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori, and then obtained my PhD in Italian Studies from the University of Warwick with a dissertation devoted to the influence of the Latin poet Horace onto sixteenth-century Italy. I then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) of the University of Warwick, and the Dahlem Humanities Centre of the Freie University in Berlin. Later, I worked as postdoctoral research fellow in the AHRC-funded project 'Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy, c.1350-c.1650Link opens in a new window', first based at the Warwick Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, and then at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern languages of the University of Oxford.

My research interests mainly concern Renaissance Italian literature, fifteenth- and sixteenth-century poetry in Latin and Italian, Renaissance exegesis, and the Early-Modern reception of Latin antiquity.

PhD in Italian Studies - University of Warwick (UK)
BA, MA - Padua, University of Padua (IT) / Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori

Current Position

Honorary Research Fellow the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance of the University of Warwick and Postdoctoral Research Fellow currently working at the Department of Literary and Linguistic Studies, University of Padua, Italy

Main Research Interests

- Petrarch and Petrarchism
- Sixteenth-Century Italian Poetry
- Renaissance Exegesis and the Commentary Tradition
- Reception of the Classics in the Italian Renaissance
- Reception of Horace
- Renaissance Latin Poetry
- Fifteenth-Century Latin and Vernacular Literature
- Early Modern History of Print and Manuscript
- Italian Courtly Literature


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