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Loredana Chines

Full Professor

Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

Academic discipline: L-FIL-LET/10 Italian Literature



Loredana Chines primarily deals him with medieval, humanistic and Renaissance literature, in the particular perspective of the tradition of the comment to the classics, but paying a particular attention to a more generlaes didactic routine of the Italian literature. Its jobs place in the methodological furrow of the hold connection between philology and criticism, but she is also fond of the dialogue of literary text with other disciplines, first of all with figurative arts.

Loredana Chines is assembled on the peculiar aspects of the most unexplored Latin humanism, in the variegated and sincretic forms that characterize it. From this interest come the essays on the philosophical poetry of the Hymnis naturales of Michael Marullo but also the investigations on the Emilian Humanism, on the wake of the methodological lines given by of Carlo Dionisotti and the pioneer studies of Ezio Raimondi. They place in this circle a lot of papers on the Bolognese Humanism, culminated in the two monographs (The Readers of rhetoric and humanae litterae [.] 1992) and (You word of the ancient ones. Humanism emiliano between school and poetry, 1998). On the other hand the importance of the Emilian Humanism has been investigated really beginning from the most important lines of the literary genre of comment, that has covered a primary role in the affirmation of the autonomy and of the dignity of the literary science. From the awareness that in such trial an indisputable a central moment is represented by the lesson of Petrarch, derives the systematic investigations on the different forms of the production of Petrarch that have stirred in different directions and they have conducted: to) to some contributions on the vulgar Petrarch's works (see for istance the essay about Petrarch in Breviario dei classici italiani and the anthology edited by Mondadori Petrarca, Literature directed by Ezio Raimondi, Milan, Bruno Mondatori 2005); b) to the analysis of central themes in the poetic of Petrarch, very succeesful in Europe (asee the monographs I veli del poeta Roma, Carocci, 2000 and; Petrarchismo. Un modello di poesia per l'Europa, a cura di L. Chines, vol. I, Roma, Bulzoni, 2006; Di selva in selva ratto mi trasformo, Carocci, 2009); c) to the investigation of the mechanisms of the relationship among creative originality and 'intertestualità' in the works by Petrarch, fathomed in relationship to the activity of the Petrarch as 'esegeta, postillatore and bibliofilo', as it shows the job on the notes of Petrarch (Per Petrarca e Claudiano, in Verso il Centenario. Atti del Seminario di Bologna 24-25 settembre 2001. «Quaderni petrarcheschi» XI, a cura di L. Chines e P. Vecchi Galli, Firenze, Le Lettere 2004, pp. 43-71). The studies on Petrarch as latin writer, debtor to a method that strictly connects philology and criticism, has found in the Lettere dell'Inquietudine (Roma, Carocci, 2004) a moment of particular meaning, for the methodological perspective with which Petrarch author of letters in prose and in verses shows his own more suggestive and "modern" faces, in the dialogue with the models and the sources that the introduction and the notes of comment they show. In the last years the two volumes dedicated to Petrarch (Le Monnier, 2013) and Leon Battista Alberti (Bur 2012) confirm the wish to conjugate the perspective of the search with that of the didactic divulgation of the most remarkable authors of the Humanism.