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Apr
16
2021

Emilia Di Rocco lecture

When: Friday, April 16, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Phil Hoskins   (847) 491-5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Category: Academic

Description:

Emilia Di Rocco is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of European, American, and Interdisciplinary Studies, at Sapienza Università di Roma. Her research interests include literature and theology, literature and the Bible, the rewritings of ancient myth in medieval and modern literature. At present she is writing a book on the parable of the prodigal son in western literature. Past publications include two books: Baciare la terra. Un topos letterario (2012), two monographs on the prodigal son in western literature (Studium 2013, 2014) and Raccontare il ritorno. Temi e trame della letteratura (2017), and several edited volumes including Storie del Grande Sud. Per Piero Boitani (2017), Mondi di Fede e di invenzione. Intersezioni tra religioni e letteratura (2018 together with Elena Spandri) and Astonishment. Essays on Wonder for Piero Boitani (2019). She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla/Mondadori, Collana dei classici greci e latini where she is also Deputy Director of the comparative literature research group of the Fondazione Balzan Premi at the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla (Principal Investigator and Director of the Project: Piero Boitani). She is active in numerous academic societies in medieval studies and comparative literature, and she is the Editor in Chief of Status Quaestionis. Language, Text, Culture.
 

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