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Nicola Bonazzi

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

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

Curriculum vitae

He graduates in 2001 at Bologna University with a thesis called La favolistica a sfondo politico nella letteratura italiana tra Cinque e Seicento (supervisor Prof. Gian Mario Anselmi); his interests go toward Renaissance literature, especially “poligrafi”.

During the January of the next year he wins PhD competition in Italianistica with scholarship in the same university: the research program ends in 2006 with a thesis named Antipedanteria e lavoro editoriale (Venezia 1538-1553), partially reworked in the volume Il carnevale delle idee. L’antipedanteria nell’età della stampa (Bologna, Gedit edizioni, 2007).

During 2008 he wins the post doctoral competition published by Bologna University, so he keeps working on the research activity he started during the PhD.

In 2011 wins a research grant at the Filologia Classica e Italianistica department in Bologna University with the project «Il lungo Rinascimento del Cinquecento e dei primi decenni del Seicento tra enciclopedismo letterario, umanesimo e antipedantismo»: beh grant is confirmed again in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Still in 2011 he publishes his second monograph, Dalla parte dei sileni, an essays anthology of authors from ‘500-‘600. In 2015 follows the volume Asino chi legge. Elogi dell’asino e altre “asinerie” del Rinascimento italiano, based on the typically renaissance topic of the duplicity of the asinine emblem; finally, in 2017, Dire il vero scherzando. Moralismo, satira, utopia nei “Ragguagli di Parnaso” di Traiano Boccalini, dedicated to the satiric work of the author.

In some periodical essays and miscellaneous volumes his work involved also authors like Ludovico Ariosto, Niccolò Machiavelli e Anton Francesco Doni, the novel of the sixteenth-century, the publishing activity of Angelo Fortunato Formiggini, the scatological poetry and authors and themes of the twentieth century like Gianni Celati, the literature of the Resistance, Francesco Albergati Capacelli and the theatre in Bologna during the eighteenth century.

In 2009, together with Federica Rossi, he edited the anastatic reprinting of one of the most important text of the Italian Baroque literature, Il cane di Diogene by Francesco Fulvio Frugoni.

He also took care of the transcription of many papers from the Biblioteca Riccardiana e Nazionale in Firenze, some of them autographed by Niccolò Machiavelli for the addendum to the Opere storiche di Niccolò Machiavelli edited by Alessandro Montevecchi and Carlo Varotti for Edizione Nazionale.

His theatrical interests, coming from his dramaturgical activity, brought him to the explore the social-pedagogic aspect of theatre during some of his recent researches.

From 2014 to 2019 he is title owner of five consecutive mentoring contracts at the Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica in Bologna University. In between 2016 and 2018 he he is title owner of two consecutive mentoring contracts (100 hours) for a writing class finalized to the OPA achievement at the Scuola di Lettere e beni Culturali of Bologna University (Ravenna campus).

In 2018 (fifth term of the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale 2016-2018) he gets the second range of the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale for the sector 0/F1 Letteratura italiana.

Since 2002 he works with the Bologna University Cattedra di Letteratura Italiana, integrating the activity of the regular professors (Gian Mario Anselmi e Loredana Chines) with seminar lessons inside the classes of Letteratura italiana and Letteratura italiana medievale, conducting exams and correction of the written exams.

He contributed to the anthologies Tempi e immagini della letteratura (Milano, Edizioni Scolastiche Bruno Mondadori, 2003) and Leggere come io l’intendo (Milano, Edizioni Scolastiche Bruno Mondadori, 2009), coordinated by Ezio Raimondi (Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2003) and to the volume Manuale di Italianistica curated by Vittorio Roda (Bologna, BUP, 2005). He worked with Gian Mario Anselmi for the volume Niccolò Machiavelli (profile and texts), with the publishing company Le Monnier. Together with others he realized the volume Itinerari nella letteratura italiana (Carocci, 2013 and following reprints).

He took part to the conventions ADI in 2002 (Macerata), ADI 2005 (Rimini), ADI 2008 (Roma), ADI 2012 (Sassari) e ADI 2018 (Bologna) as a relator, respectively, on the renaissance novel Le metamorfosi del virtuoso, written by the preacher Lorenzo Selva; on the works of Anton Francesco Doni; on the theatre of Ludovico Ariosto; on the theatre of Gianni Celati and on the epistolary works of Francesco Albergati Capacelli.

He participate in the école d’été, organized at Lyon University (July 2003) on the subject Editions critique, philologie politique, traduction: une méthodolgie pour l’approche des textes; in the convention Machiavelli senza i Medici at Losanna University (November 2004), with a report about Decennale primo by Niccolò Machiavelli; to the convention of the American Association for italian studies in New York with a report on the developments of the humanistic informatics, introducing the portal «Griseldaonline» (May 2009); to the convention Le virtuose adunanze with a report on the connections between the Accademie and the anti pedantic authors of the sixteenth century (February 2012); to the convention Volti e voci di e per Lucrezia with a report on the vulgar translation of the Plauto works in Ferrara during the celebrations of the marriage of Lucrezia with Alfonso D’Este (December 2020).

He has been a member of the organizing committee of the convention Quale italiano per quale testo?, an international conference concerning studies on literary translation realized by Unibo (Bologna, Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, December 12-13, 2012).

In december 2020 he organized with Cristiana De Santis, the seminary Gianni Rodari: scritture, giochi, figure.

He is part of the scientific committee of the online magazine Griseldaonline. Inside the magazine he cared, with Andrea Campana, for the portal Letteratura italiana-portale di letteratura online (http://www.letteraturaitalianaonline.com/ ) and, with Gian Mario Anselmi, the portal Letterature del mondo oggi (http://www.griseldaonline.it/letterature-del-mondo/) .

He is also parte of the scientific committee of Arub (Archivio Umanistico Rinascimentale Bolognese), of Arce (Archivio Ricerche Carteggi Estensi) and of the Centro Studi Camporesi of the Bologna university Filologia Classica e Italianistica department.

He is part of the scientific committee of the series Lo scaffale dei politropi, series of I libri di Emil.

In 2014 and 2015 he has been part of the organizing committee of «Festa delle scritture», a day dedicated to writers, organized by the Bologna university Filologia Classica e Italianistica department.

Beyond the academic scope, he is artistic co-director of Compagnia Teatro dell’Argine, in which he writes and directs shows. Some of his texts were finalists at Premio Ubu, the main Italian theatrical prize. (Italiani Cìncali, 2003; Le parole e la città, 2015; Futuri Maestri, 2017). His transcriptions of renaissance short stories into modern Italian can be found in Novelle stralunate dopo Boccaccio (Quodlibet, 2012). He wrote the novel Ninnaò (Archetipolibri, 2010).