She received her doctorate in Italian literature from the University of Bologna in March 2002. She published: Giovio in Parnaso. Tra collezione di forme e storia universale (Bologna, Il Mulino, 2004), an edition of Paolo Giovio’s, Commentario de le cose de’ Turchi (Bologna, Clueb, 2005), and the book Battista Guarini e la retorica dell’altrove politico (Bologna, I libri di EMIL, 2009) written in collaboration. In 2015 she edited the book, P. Giovio, Vita di Adriano VI (Napoli, La scuola di Pitagora). Her major research field is the Italian Renaissance literature. More recently she focused her researches on Ninenteenth Century Italian Literature annd she recently published Il microscopio e l'allucinazione: Luigi Capuana fra letteratura, scienza e anomalia, Bologna, Clueb, 2015 She served as a postdoctoral researcher in the Dept. of Italian Literature at the University of Bologna and she has been studying at the Warburg Institute (2000; 2012, 2013, "M. Polo program") and at the Collège de France (2007-08 "M. Polo program"). She was enrolled in the M.A. program at the University of Oregon (2009).
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