FAINI Marco

Qualifica Assegnista
E-mail marco.faini@unive.it
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/marco.faini (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali
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 Education

 

PhD (Italian Studies), Universityof Urbino “Carlo Bo”, 2005.

         Dissertation:“’Nunc usque ad coelum, nunc usque ad baratrum’. Metafore cosmiche ed invenzione degli spazi nel Baldusdi Teofilo Folengo.”

 

BA (Diploma di Laurea), Philosophy, magna cum laude, University of Pavia, 1999.

         Thesis: “L’ultima produzione di Italo Calvino. Progetto ontologico e maschere semiotiche.”

 

 

Academic Qualifications

 

National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor, Italian Ministry for Education, University, and Research, 22.01.2014,Italian Literature.

 

 

Academic Employment

 

2018-2021: Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow, University of Venice-University of Toronto.

         Project: “Standing at the Crossroads. Doubt in Renaissance Italy”.

 

2018: Max Weber Kolleg, University of Erfurt, one year fellowship (declined)

 

Instructor of Italian, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester01.08.2017-15.05.2018

 

Villa I Tatti. The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence,Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 01.07.2016-30.06.2017.

         Project: “‘Always doubt, and live cautiously’. Doubt, scepticism and unbelief in Early Modern Italy (1500-1560).”

 

University of Cambridge, Department of Italian, Research Associate, 01.10.2013-31.08.2016.

         Project: “Domestic Devotions. The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home, 1400-1600.” (ERC Synergy Grant)

 

St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge,Post-doctoral Associate, 01.10.2014-30.09.2015.

 

Universityof Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Adjunct Professor,DanteStudies, 01.09.2012-30.07.2013.

 

Westfälische Wilhelms Universität, Münster, Romanisches Seminar,Visiting Professor of Italian Language, Literature and Culture, 01.04.2011-30.06.2011.

 

Universityof Urbino “Carlo Bo”,Adjunct Professor of Italian, 01.09.2005-31.05.2009.

 

22.03.2016          University of Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies. Visiting Research Fellow (6 months, declined)

 

Universityof Urbino “Carlo Bo”,Post-doctoral Fellow(Assegnista di ricerca), 01/08/2011-31/07/2012and 01/11/2012-29/09/2013

        Project: “Il poema epico-cristiano nella letteratura italiana tra Quattro e Seicento. Storia e poetica del genere.”

 

University of Bergamo,Post-doctoral Fellow(Assegnista di ricerca), 01.07. 2010-31.07.2011.

        Project: “MAGI (Manoscritti DiGitali). Una digital librarydei manoscritti di Anton Francesco Doni.” 

 

Herzog-August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel,Visiting Research Fellow, 02.06.2009/31.05.2010.

         Project: “Christian Epic in Sixteenth-Century Italian Literature.”

 

University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”,Postdoctoral Fellow (Assegnista di ricerca), 16/11/2005-15/11/2006 and 16/04/2007-15/04/2008.

         Project: “Ricerche testuali archivistiche e documentarie intorno alla cultura urbinate tra Montefeltro e Della Rovere).”

 

 

Continuing Education

 

Fondazione “Giorgio Cini”, Venezia, July2008.

 

Istituto di Studi Rinascimentali, Ferrara, September2002.

 

Centro di studi “Leonardo da Vinci e il Rinascimento”, Urbino-Los Angeles. Workshops on Leonardo studies chairedby Carlo Pedretti, 2001-2003.

 

Centro di studi sul Classicismo, San Gimignano-Arezzo-Prato, 2001-2005.

 

Centro di Studi “Fondazione Leon Battista Alberti”, Mantova, October2001.

 

Fondazione “Natalino Sapegno”, Aosta, September2001.

 

Fondazione “Giorgio Cini”, Venezia, July2001.

 

Universityof Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Graduate SchoolFellowship, 2001-2004

 

Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia,Undergraduate Fellowship(Allievoof the Honors College), 1995-1999.

 

Grants

 

October 2017: Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Special Project Grant, Villa I Tatti. The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. 3000$ Grant for the organization of the Doubt in Early Modern Europeconference at the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours (June 2018). 

 

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

 

a) Unorthodox culture and clash of cultures in Renaissance and early-modern Italy. Anticlassicism and comic literature. Mock-heroic literature and the birth of the novel. Teofilo Folengo, Pietro Aretino, Anton Francesco Doni.

 

b) Religious heterodoxy and literature. History of devotion. History of religious print. History of Inquisition.

 

c) Literature and the visual arts. Emblems and imprese. Leonardo da Vinci and Leon Battista Alberti.

 

d) Biblical epic and its European context.

 

e) Lyric poetry, XV-XVI centuries. 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

a) Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

 

Fall 2017:

IT 101: Elementary Italian (4 credits)

IT 221: Italian Conversation and Composition (3 credits)

FS/IT 231: Introduction to Italian Cinema [in English] (3 credits)

 

Spring 2018:

IT 102: Elementary Italian II (4 credits)

IT 231: Italian Through Contemporary Cinema (3 credits)

 

b) University of Cambridge

 

Ludovico Ariosto’sOrlando furioso, Lent Term, 2016.

 

Ludovico Ariosto’sOrlando furioso, Michaelmas Term, 2014.

 

c) Westfälische Wilhelms Universität, Münster

 

Comic Literature in the Renaissance, Spring 2011.

 

Advanced Italian Conversation and Composition: Italo Calvino’s WorksSpring 2011.

 

d) University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”

 

Introduction to Dante’sDivine Comedy, Spring 2013.

 

Pietro Aretino’s RimeSpring 2009.

 

History of the Book and of the Printing Press, Spring 2008.

 

Modern Italian Literature from Parini to Manzoni, Fall 2007.

 

Early Modern Italian Literature (from the Fourtheent to the Sixteenth Century), Spring 2006.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED

 

Invited lectures and Seminars

 

’Torre la palma e sprezzare l’alloro’. Il poema sacro e la reinvenzione dell’epica nel Cinquecento.”

         Invited talk, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, April 19, 2017

 

Healing the Body, Saving the Soul. Miracles, Healings and Other Wonders in the Italian Renaissance.”

Invited talk, University of Warsaw, Artes Liberales Faculty, April 13, 2016.

 

Domestic Devotion and Devotional Readings in Sixteenth-Century Italy: The Case of the Duchy of Urbino.”

Invited talk, Oxford University, St Catharine’s College, February 16, 2015.

 

“Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy: Two Case-Studies in Venice and Naples.”

         Invited talk, University at Buffalo, April 2, 2014.

 

Conference Papers

 

Iconografia e significato del dubbio nella cultura letteraria e religiosa italiana(1500-1560)”.

Le doute dans l’Europe moderne, Tours, Centre d’Études supérieures de la Renaissance, June 12-13, 2018.

 

Queen, Knight or Lover? Women’s Agency in Giovan Battista Leoni’s Roselmina”.

         The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 22-24, 2018.

’Dubita sempre, e vivi cautamente’: Doubt and Self Censorship in Sixteenth-Century Italy”.

         Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New York, January 4-7, 2018.

 

“The Parody of a Genre: Anton Francesco Doni’s Unpublished Books of imprese.

         SIS Biennial Conference, Hull, June 27-20, 2017.

 

The melancholic Necromancer, or the demoniac lure of possible worlds. From Ludovico Ariosto to Andrea Calmo”.

         The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 30-April 1, 2017.

 

“Fortunato Martinengo: Dubbio, scetticismo, incredulità alla metà del Cinquecento”.

Fortunato Martinengo: un gentiluomo del Rinascimento fra arti, lettere e musica, Brescia, Ateneo di Brescia-Venice, Ateneo Veneto di scienze, lettere e arti, October 20-22, 2016.

 

 “The use of bells: soundscape and domestic devotion.”

         Experiencing Devotion in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Sights, Sounds, Objects, University of Rochester, April 5-6 2016.

 

“Living saints and domestic devotion in early modern Italy: the case of the Marche.”

         The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, March 31-April 1, 2016.

 

 “War, Grammar and Philology: From Leonardo to Bembo through Fortunio.”

         500 Years of Italian Grammar(s), Culture, and Society in Italy and Europe: From Fortunio’s Regole(1516) to the present, University of Cambridge, Downing College, December 10, 2015.

 

Re-writing and Embodying the Gospel: Satire, Prophecy and Aretino as the new John the Baptist.”

         Rewriting, rewritings in Early Modern Italian Literature, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, October 1-2, 2015.

 

Saints and charlatans: Devotion, folklore and the piazza in early modern Italy.”

         The Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, Oxford University, September 28-30, 2015.

 

“’E poi in Roma ognuno è l’Aretino’: Pasquino, Aretino and the concealed self.”

         Canadian Society for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Sorrento, June 19-21, 2015.

 

Domestic devotion, artistic patronage and politics in early CinquecentoVenice: Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo and the Contarini family.”

         Venetian Seminar, Sainsbury Institute for Art, University of East Anglia, May 16, 2015.

 

“Miracoli quotidiani: libri di orazioni, fogli volanti e stampe.”

         Miracoli di carta e miracoli dipinti: testi e immagini del prodigioso in Italia tra XIV e XVIII secolo, Seminario interdisciplinare di studi, Florence, April 9, 2015.

 

“’Questo vostro goffo rosario, & pieno di puzza’. Divergent devotion and the private sphere.”

         The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Berlin, March 26-28, 2015.

 

“Orti cedri e ricami. Scrivere di economia e mestieri nella riviera del Garda.”

         Le economie del lago durante l’età moderna, Salò, Ateneo di Salò, March 20, 2015.

 

The Discovery of People: The Physiognomy and Semiotics of Economy in Pietro Aretino’s Works.”

         The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York, March 27-29, 2014.

 

The holy Captain: Military Command and Sacredness in Early-Modern Age.”

         Books for captains and captains in books: Italo-German Conference in the Training and Image of the military Leader during the Renaissance, Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, February 24-25, 2014.

 

“Proverbi veri e immaginari nelle quattro redazioni delle Macaroneedi Teofilo Folengo.”

         Il proverbio nella letteratura italiana dal XV al XVII secolo, Giornate di Studi, Università di Roma Tre-Fondazione Marco Besso, Roma, December 5-6, 2012.

 

“A ghost Academy between Venice and Brescia: philosophical scepticism and religious heterodoxy in the Accademia dei Dubbiosi.”

         The Italian Academies 1525-1700. The first intellectual networks of early modern Europe, International Conference, London, The British Library, September 17-18, 2012.

 

Fortunato Martinengo e l’Accademia dei Dubbiosi.”

         Girolamo Ruscelli. Dall’Accademia alla corte alla tipografia: itinerari e scenari per un letterato del Cinquecento, Convegno Internazionale di Studi, Viterbo, October 6-8, 2011.

 

Prefazioni parodiche e mercato della stampa. Apparati paratestuali nelle Macaroneedi Teofilo Folengo.”

         Romanistik im Dialog, XXXII Romanistentag, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, September 25-28, 2011.

 

The image of the «Holy Captain» in precepts and epic.”

                   The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, March 24-26, 2011.

 

“I manoscritti di Anton Francesco Doni: riflessioni sull’uso delle imprese.”

         Manoscritti di parole e immagini nel Cinquecento. Per la costruzione di un archivio digitale, Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, December16, 2010.

 

“’Heroic Martyrdom Unsung’. The tradition of Christian Epic in Renaissance Italy and the European context.”

                   Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Stipendiaten Kolloquium, March 8, 2010.

 

“Il Baldus: epica comica, fantasia e disinganno.”

Macaronic Writing in the Renaissance: The Case of Teofilo Folengo (1491-1544), Indiana University, Bloomington, April 3, 2009.

 

“Il Lamento de uno cortigianodi Pietro Aretino.”

         Officine del nuovo, International Symposium, Utrecht, November8-10, 2007.

 

“La tradizione delle rime di Pietro Aretino.”

         Gli scrittori d’Italia. Il patrimonio e la memoria della tradizione letteraria come risorsa primariaNaples, September26-29, 2007.

 

“Le ‘sacrosante muse di Giordano’. Poema e messaggi religiosi.”

         Autorità, modelli e antimodelli nella cultura artistica e letteraria fra Riforma e Controrifoma, Urbino-Sassocorvaro, November9-11, 2006.

 

“I libri per Guidubaldo: orientamenti nella cultura urbinate alla fine del Quattrocento.”

         L’età di Guidubaldo e Castiglione. Lettere e arti alla corte di Urbino, Urbino, June 15-16, 2006.

 

“’Credite Pasquino...’. L’ambigua verità di Pasquino nel Baldusdi Teofilo Folengo.”

         Ex marmore. Pasquini, pasquinisti, pasquinate nell’Europa moderna, Lecce-Otranto, November 17-19, 2005.

 

 “Il cosmo di un irregolare: cielo e terra nel Baldusdi Teofilo Folengo.”

         Gli irregolari nella letteratura, Catania, October 31- November2, 2005.

 

 “Rule breaking and cosmological renewal. A reading of BaldusXII.”

         Rule makers and rule breakers, Toronto, St. Michael’s College, October1-2, 2004.

 

 “Italo Calvino lettore di Leonardo da Vinci.”

            Studia Arundelliana I, Urbino, September2002, chaired Prof. Carlo Pedretti.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

Conference co-organizer with Élise Boillet: Le doute dans l’Europe moderne.

         Tours, Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, 12-13 June 2018

 

Conference co-organizer with Maya Corryand Alessia MeneghinDomestic Devotions in the Early Modern World.

       University of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College, 9-11 July 2015.

 

Conference co-organizer with Valentina Lepri and Maria Elena SeveriniBooks for Captains, Captains in Books.

       Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, 24-25 February 2014.

 

Panel Co-organizer with Paola Ugolini:Novelty and Unorthodoxy in the Works of Pietro Aretino

                   Series of four panels on Pietro Aretino, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York, 27-29 March 2011.

 

Conference co-organizer with Antonio Corsaro and Paolo Procaccioli: Autorità, modelli e antimodelli nella cultura artistica e letteraria fra Riforma e Controrifoma.

         Urbino-Sassocorvaro,November9-11, 2006.

 

Conference organizer with Guido Arbizzoni:L’età di Guidubaldo e Castiglione. Lettere e arti alla corte di Urbino.

         Urbino,June15-16, 2006.

 

 

Member of:

 

Advisory Board, ‘The Legacy of Birgittta of Sweden: Women, Politics, and Reform in Renaissance Italy’ project, University of Oslo, directed by Unn Falkeid

 

Scientific Committee: Quaderni Folenghiani

 

Scientific Committee: series ‘La letteratura nella storia. Studi filologici e prospettive diacroniche’, Aracne Editrice, Rome.

 

Scientific Committee: Clori Edizioni.

 

Editorial advisory board: Albertiana

 

Editorial advisory board: Humanistica. An International Journal of Early Renaissance Studies

 

REVIEW ACTIVITY

 

External reviewer for the following journals

 

Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Atti e Memorie dell’Arcadia

L’Ellisse

Parole rubate / Purloined Letters

InVerbis

Scaffale aperto

Graeco-Latina Brunensia

 

External reviewer of research projectsfor the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel

 

External reviewer of BA and MA theses for the University of Ghent.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Renaissance Society of America

Canadian Society for Italian Studies

Society for Italian Studies

Member of the International Research GroupCinquecento plurale

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

Italian: Native

English: Fluent, written and spoken

German: Fluent, spoken

French, Spanish, Latin, ancient Greek: reading knowledge
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