Veronica Albi

Italian stidies

Veronica Albi currently holds a post-doctoral research fellowship co-founded by Roma Tre University and Notre Dame within the PRIN 2017 “Books and Readers in Florence from XIII th to XV th century: the Library of Santa Croce” (PI: Giorgio Inglese; co-I: Anna Pegoretti) and is actually working on the unpublished Dialogus contra tristitiam animorum by Servasanto da Faenza (1280 ca.) under the supervision of Anna Pegoretti. Over the last three years, she has worked within the same PRIN project, focusing on the biblical-theological manuscripts. She has achieved a PhD in Italian Studies at Roma Tre University, with a dissertation on the reception of late-antique mythographer Fulgentius in Dante’s works (“Sotto il manto delle favole”. La ricezione di Fulgenzio nelle opere di Dante e negli antichi commenti alla «Commedia», Longo, 2021) and has published several contributions on Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio; she has also studied the work of the florentine humanist Bartolomeo Fonzio on the third deca of Livy’s Historiae. In 2017-2019 she was post-doc fellow at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici, working on the critical edition of Paolo da Perugia’s commentary on Persius’ Satirae (forthcoming).

Her main interests are Dante Studies, the culture at the court of Roberto of Anjou, the reception of the classics in medieval literature.