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Conference papers

  1. ‘I sospiri della santa. La donna e la malinconia nell’opera di Dante Gabriele Rossetti da The Blessed Damozel a Bocca Baciata’, Convegno Nazionale della Società per lo Studio della Teoria e della Storia comparata della letteratura, “La letteratura e le altre arti”, L’Aquila (February 12-13, 2004).
  2. ‘La verginità funesta. Forme della sopravvivenza letteraria di un’interdizione sacra’, Convegno Nazionale della Società per lo Studio della Teoria e della Storia comparata della letteratura, “Letteratura e antropologia”, Siena (February 24-25, 2005).
  3. ‘Dante’s Vita Nova and the Victorians’, “Dickens, Victorian Culture, Italy”, University of Genoa (June 13-17, 2007).
  4. ‘Quotations and Semantic Memory in Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone’, Birmingham-Warwick Postgraduate Forum, University of Warwick (May 22, 2008).
  5. ‘From Medieval Stilnovo to nineteenth-entury flânerie: The Salutation of Beatrice in the Modern Metropolis’, “Dante in the Nineteenth century”, University of York (July 15-16, 2008).
  6. ‘Quotations and Fragmentariness in the Zibaldone’, “Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone di pensieri: Meaning, Aim(s), Readings”, University of Birmingham (February 11, 2009).
  7. ‘The Bipolarity of Angélisme: Beatrice, Desire and Sublimation from Gide to Lacan’, “Metamorphosing Dante”, ICI Berlin (September 24-26, 2009).
  8. Non timebis a demonio meridiano: Greek Irrational and the Construction of Modernity’, “How Dangerous is the Ir-rational?”, ICI Berlin-Humboldt Universität (October 30, 2009).
  9. ‘D.G. Rossetti tra “religione della mente” e decostruzione dell’Io’, “I Rossetti e l’Italia”, Rossetti European Center (December 10-12, 2009).
  10. ‘Citazione ed esperienza dell’effimero in Leopardi’, “Con voce d’altri: scrittura, riflessione, citazione”, Facoltà di Studi Orientali, Università La Sapienza, Rome (May 21, 2010).
  11. ‘Dante Painting an Angel. Simulacra, Double-Oriented Sonnets and Sublimation in the Vita Nova’, “Desire in Dante and the Middle Ages”, University of Oxford (June 28-29, 2010).
  12. 'Details and Momentary Lapses of Reason in Leopardi, Warburg and Freud', "Thinking in Fragments: Romanticism and Beyond", University of Birmingham (December 16-17, 2010).
  13. 'The Revaluation of Enrico Bottini. Soft Patriotism in the Italian 2000s', "Kaleidoskope: New Perspectives on the Humanities", University of Warwick (May 28-29, 20011)
  14. 'Philology and the Ephemeral: Leopardi and Nietzsche', The 2011 Society of Italian Studies Biennial Conference, University of St Andrews (July 2011)

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