Pietro Bocchia

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Pietro is a third year Ph.D. student. in the Program of Literatuure. He graduated from University of Milan with a master’s degree in Italian and Romance Philology, Literature and Linguistics in 2009 (Thesis title: “La semantica della guerra nell’Inferno di Dante: la pugna spiritualis nei canti II e IX”). He obtained his Italian Ph.D. in History of Italian Language and Literature at the State University of Milan the last spring (Dissertation Title: “La lotta interiore del Petrarca: un percorso critico tra Familiares, Secretum, Canzoniere e Trionfi”). He is currently working on turning his dissertation that will be on on Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Research Focus: Contemporary Italian Literature, Medieval and Humanistic Italian Literature.

Background: I graduated from University of Milan in 2009 with a master’s degree in Italian and Romance Philology, Literature and Linguistics. I obtained my Italian Ph.D. in History of Italian Language and Literature (State University of Milan).

Undergraduate Institution: BA, University of Milan, summa cum laude.

Master of Arts Institution: MA, University of Milan, summa cum laude.

Ph.D.: University of Milan.

Current Teaching: Beginning Italian II course.

Current Projects: I am currently working on my dissertation on Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Grants: (special projects and summer): ISLA Professional Development Award, $2500, discussant at the seminar “Dante and Theology” at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, summer 2013; Nanovic Graduate Grant, $750, presented paper at AAIS Conference, Eugene, Oregon 2013; Devers Program Travel Grant, $2000, OVI Student Internship in Florence, summer 2014; Nanovic Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant, $1300, archival research in Bologna (Italy) Spring Break 2015; Mellon Summer Stipend, $6000, archival research in Bologna, Florence, Rome, Summer 2015.

Publications: Articles: Il rapporto tra ragione e religione nell’opera di Pasolini: il caso di “Teorema”, in Rivista di studi pasoliniani, 2016, forthcoming. “Carlo Tommaso Dragone” in E. Malato e A. Mazzucchi (eds.), Censimento dei commentatori danteschi. 2. I commenti di tradizione a stampa (dal 1477 al 2000) e altri di tradizione manoscritta posteriori al 1480, Salerno, Roma, 2014: 570-572; “Attilio Momigliano” in Ivi: 506-513; “Carlo Steiner” in Ivi: 415-417; “La pugna spiritualis: una chiave per l’interpretazione di ‘Inferno’ II” in Acme 54 (2012): 89-137; Article: “Un esempio di lotta interiore nell’ultimo Petrarca: «Ma pur che l’alma in Dio si riconforte» (TMII, 49)” in C. Allasia, M. Masoero, L. Nay (eds.), «La letteratura degli Italiani 3. Gli Italiani della letteratura». Atti del XV Congresso Nazionale dell’Associazione degli Italianisti Italiani (ADI), Torino, 14-17 settembre 2011, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, 2012: 867-875. Dictionary Entries: “Impalpabile, Impurità, Impuro, Inavvertenza, Incaramellato”, in Opera del Vocabolario Italiano. Istituto del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche presso l’Accademia della Crusca. Bollettino, 18 (2013): 43/45-47. Preface: in S. Invernizzi (ed.), Esperimenti danteschi 2008, Marietti, Genova (2009): VII-IX. Reviews: G. Cristaldi’s La profezia imperfetta. Il veltro e l’escatologia medievale in L'Alighieri 41 (2013): 168-171; M. Cerocchi’s Funzioni semantiche e metatestuali della musica in Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio in Semicerchio 44 (2011): 109.

 

Contact Information

323 O'Shaughnessy Hall

574-485-7950

pbocchia@nd.edu