Leonardo Francalanci

Assistant Teaching Professor of Catalan and Spanish
Language Coordinator: Intermediate Spanish, Faculty Fellow, Medieval Institute; Faculty Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies


Ph.D. in Ciencias Humanas y de la Cultura, University of Girona (Spain)

M.A. in Humanities, University of Girona (Spain) 

B.A. in Romance Philology, University of Girona (Spain)

B.A. in Humanities, University of Florence (Italy)

Research and Teaching Interests

Romance Philology, Mediterranean Studies, Iberian Studies, Catalan Studies, European Petrarchism, Medievalism


Dr. Francalanci's areas of specialization are Romance Philology and Mediterranean Studies, and his research interests include Comparative Medieval and Early Modern Romance Languages and Literatures (Italian, Catalan, Spanish, French and Occitan), Iberian Studies, European Petrarchism, and European Medievalism. As a Romance philologist, Dr. Francalanci is particularly invested in exploring the plurilingual and transnational dimensions of the literature produced across Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean Europe. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the reception of Petrarch’s Triumphs in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. More recently, he has also carried out research on different aspects of the Medievalist component of nineteenth-century European Cultural Nationalism.

Email: lfrancal@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-7485
Office: 309 Decio Faculty Hall
Office Hours: M&W 3:40-5pm

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