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Dr Giacomo Comiati

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

Current Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Currently working at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, within the AHRC-funded project 'Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy, c.1350-c.1650'.

Current webpage: https://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/people/giacomo-comiati


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
- Italian Courtly Literature


Profile

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow working at the University of Oxford within the AHRC-funded project 'Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy, c.1350-c.1650'. I previously worked within the same research scheme at the Warwick Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, where the project was initially based.

I previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Dahlem Humanities Centre of the Freie University in Berlin and the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Warwick. 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 on sixteenth-century Italy.

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.

Publications

    See my Academia.edu webpage: https://oxford.academia.edu/GiacomoComiati

    Postdoctoral
    Research Fellow

    Now based at the
    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
    University of Oxford
    47 Wellington Square
    OX1 2JF - Oxford