Research and Teaching Interests
Mattia's research project focuses on Marian devotion in the Middle Ages and in Dante’s literary production. He is also interested in the English reception of Baldassar Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier and in Pasolini’s dialect poetry.
Mattia graduated from University of Salerno (BA) and University of Bologna (MA), focusing on the exempla virtutum of Dante’s Commedia. He has attended at conferences and reviewed monographies within the field of Medieval literature. In the summer of 2019 he had the opportunity to spend two weeks at the “Opera del Vocabolario Italiano Institute.” He has co-organized a two-section panel at the CAIS 2020 on Pasolini’s poetics (postponed). He has experience in teaching Italian language and literature to native and non-native speakers (2014, 2017).
“Non che Roma di carro così bello rallegrasse Affricano, o vero Augusto.” Purg. XXIX 115-117: il carro della città di Dio e l’arrivo dello scriba. Le Tre Corone (2021 issue).
“E una voce per entro le fronde gridò.” Purg. XXII 142-154: una proposta interpretativa. Lettere Italiane, I, 2018, Olschki, Firenze, pp. 100-115.
“Quella ch’ad aprir l’alto amor volse la chiave.” Maria Domina Dei tra patrimonio laudistico e innovazione. Rivista di letteratura religiosa italiana, I, 2018, Fabrizio Serra, Pisa-Roma, pp. 13-24.