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Paola Maria Carmela Italia

Full Professor

Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

Academic discipline: L-FIL-LET/13 Philology of Italian Literature

Short Bio

Paola Italia was born in Milan and lives in Florence. She has taught at the Universities of Siena and Rome "La Sapienza" and held courses at the Universities of Lausanne, Sorbonne Nouvelle and Wellesley. She has worked on various authors and issues of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on philological and linguistic problems related to paper and digital text editions (Editing Novecento, Salerno, 2013, Editing Duemila, Salerno, 2020) and the study and edition of authors' variants (Che cos'è la filologia d'autore, written with Giulia Raboni, Carocci, 2021 (10ed.), What is authorial philology, Cambridge, OBP, 2021, available in OA), including Manzoni and Leopardi (Manzoni, Carocci, 2020 and Il metodo di Leopardi, Rome, Carocci, 2016). In the twentieth-century field she has worked on Savinio (Il pellegrino appassionato, Sellerio, 2004), Bassani (Opere, Mondadori, 2001), Tobino (Opere scelte, Mondadori, 2007) and Gadda (Come lavorava Gadda, Rome, Carocci, 2017). With Giorgio Pinotti and Claudio Vela he is responsible for the new Adelphi edition of Gadda's Works (Accoppiamenti giudiziosi, 2011, Eros e Priapo, 2016).

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