Flavia PALMA

Adjunct Professor
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Department of Humanities
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Flavia Palma is Adjunct Professor of Italian Literature at the School for International Education of the University of Venice and 'cultrice della materia' at the Department of Humanities. She has collaborated on the 2017 PRIN project Re.Novella. Il genere novella nel Rinascimento italiano: repertorio, database e inquadramento storiografico.

She attended the PhD course in Philology, Literature and Linguistics at the University of Verona, carrying out various research periods in England, and in 2017 was awarded her Doctorate and the combined certificate of Doctor Europaeus.

She was Postdoctoral Researcher of Italian Literature at the University of Verona, where she has been also Adjunct Professor: she has taught Italian Literature in the International Context (L-FIL-LET/10) at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, but also the Laboratorio di composizione italiana, the Laboratorio di scrittura creativa, and the Esercitazioni di Letteratura italiana at the Department of Cultures and Civilizations.

She participated in several national and international conferences in Italy and abroad (London, Oxford). In 2019 she attended the summer school devoted to Giovanni Boccaccio and organised in Certaldo by the Ente Nazionale Giovanni Boccaccio.

She has been a member of the ADI (Associazione degli Italianisti) since 2018. In 2020 she has joined the Research Network for the History of European Periodicals and she is also one of its site's webmasters.

In 2019 and in 2023 she collaborated on the Progetto Mambrino at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Verona.

She is the author of the book Novelle, paratesti e cornici. Novellieri italiani e inglesi tra Medioevo e Rinascimento (Firenze, Cesati, 2019) and has written several book chapters and articles published in academic journals such as Archivum mentis, Esperienze letterarie, Italian Studies, La parola del testo, Lettere italiane, Parole rubate, Rivista di letteratura italiana, Studi sul Boccaccio, and Testo.

Her research is devoted to Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature and focuses on the following topics:

  • the Italian novella and its forms;
  • the reception of the Italian novella tradition in Europe, with special attention to Elizabethan and Jacobean England;
  • Giovanni Boccaccio's vernacular works and their Renaissance afterlife;
  • Niccolò Granucci's literary production.

She is also interested in eighteenth-century journalism, and has studied the occurrences of Italian literature in the Journal étranger.