PhD Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore
Main Research Interests
Teaching (Department of Italian and CSR)
Eugenio Refini is an Assistant Professor of Italian studies at New York University. From 2014 to 2019 he was an Assistant Professor of Italian at Johns Hopkins University, where he was also affiliated with the Classics Department. He obtained his PhD from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (2010). He was research fellow at the University of Warwick (2010-2013) within the AHRC-funded project "Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy" (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/projects/vernaculararistotelianism), Ahmanson Fellow at The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti (2013-2014), as well as the recipient of visiting fellowships from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, the University of Geneva, the Harry Ransom Research Center at Austin and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. His main research interests are early modern poetics, rhetoric, and drama; reception of antiquity; translation studies and the intersections of music and literature. His first monograph (Per via d'annotationi: le glosse inedite di Alessandro Piccolomini all'Ars Poetica di Orazio, Lucca: Pacini Fazzi, 2009) investigated the early modern reception of Horace’s Art of Poetry. His second book, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2019, is entitled The Vernacular Aristotle: Translation as Reception in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. His third monograph, Staging the Soul: Allegorical Drama as Spiritual Practice in Baroque Italy is currently under contract with Legenda and due for publication in 2021. His current book-length project revolves around the reception of Ariadne’s lament across music and poetry between 1600 and 1900.
Eugenio Refini is a member of the "Renaissance Society of America", “Gruppo di studio sul Cinquecento francese”, the network “The History of Physiognomy”, as well as the “Accademia Senese degli Intronati”. He is currently serving as Secretary of the FISIER (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés et Instituts pour l’Étude de la Renaissance) and he is a member of the advisory boards of journals such as Italianistica, Carte Romanze, Chroniques Italiennes, and of Palgrave MacMillan’s Translation History series.
Please refer to the complete list of publications at https://nyu.academia.edu/EugenioRefini
Conference Papers and Invited Lectures
Please refer to the complete list of conference papers and invited lectures at https://nyu.academia.edu/EugenioRefini