Introducing Dr. Giovanna Corazza, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Notre Dame

Author: Staff

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We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our Italian Studies community at Notre Dame, Dr. Giovanna Corazza. Dr. Corazza holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Medieval Italian Literature and Dante Studies from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where she actively pursues her research.

Dr. Corazza's primary interests lie in the exploration of forms, sources, and rhetorical elaborations of geographical knowledge in early Italian literature from the 14th century to the Renaissance. Her scholarly contributions include publications in esteemed international journals such as L’Alighieri, Studi Petrarcheschi, Dante Studies, and Tenzone.

Dr. Corazza is presently engaged in the GEODETIC-Geography and Cartography in Dante’s Comedy project (2023-2026), supported by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship under the EU HORIZON Europe for Research and Innovation Programme 2021-2027. The project aims to explore Dante's poem and its unparalleled geographical awareness, offering a groundbreaking perspective on the renewed connection with the environment, characteristic of the urban culture of Dante's era. Dr. Corazza's research will be conducted at Ca’ Foscari University-Department of Humanities, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Padua-Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World.