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Perez Carrasco, Mariano

Visiting Fellows


Research field The links between philosophy, literature and politics in medieval and Renaissance Italy, especially in Dante and in the history of his reception outside Italy. Medieval roots of national identities in Italy and Argentina. Profile Mariano Pérez Carrasco is Full Researcher (Investigador Adjunto) at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Conicet) and Associate Professor at the University of Buenos Aires. He teaches both literature and philosophy. In 2011, he completed a PhD on Dante at the University of Buenos Aires, and in 2012, thanks to a grant of the Italian Government, he has undertaken postdoctoral studies at the University of Padova. In 2016, he has been appointed as Mellon Fellow at I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and in 2017, has been selected as Visiting Scholar at the University of Torino. He is member of the Executive Editorial Board of Hvmantistica: An International Journal of Early Renaissance Studies, the International Assotiation «Artes Renascentes», devoted to Renaissance studies, and the Modern Language Assotiation (USA), among others. He has been a keynote speaker at the 9th workshop on Dante’s Monarchy, and at the seminar on La critica dantesca di Francesco de Sanctis, organized by the Comitato Nazionale per le Celebrazioni del Bicentenario della Nascita di Francesco de Sanctis, both at the Società Dantesca Italiana. He has given the 2017 inaugural lecture of the Dante Seminar of the University Complutense of Madrid, as well as lectures and conferences at the universities of Bologna, Barcelona, Torino, Mackenzie (Brazil), and Madrid. He has published, thanks to an Italian grant, a Spanish translation of Dante’s Convivio (Buenos Aires, 2008), as well as the first translation of Virgilio Giotti’s Colori (Valencia, 2010). As a literary critic, he has published Las paradojas de la novedad en la poesía, la filosofía y la crítica cultural (Buenos Aires, 2018). He is now working on his book Dante’s Austral Spring: Dante Alighieri and the Literary Invention of Argentine National Identity, that focuses on the political dimensions of Dante’s reception in Argentina from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. During his stay in Bologna, he will study the intertwined links between the political uses of Dante in the Italian Risorgimento and the reception of this «Dante risorgimentale» in Argentine literature, which constitutes the third chapter of his new book.

From: Jan 02, 2019 To: Feb 28, 2019

Structure Dept. of Philosophy (Univ. of Buenos Aires), Dept. of Humanities (Univ. of San Andrés) (Research Professor at the National Scientific And Technical Research Council of Argentina – Conicet (= Italian CNR), Associate Professor at the Univ. of Buenos Aires, Porf. at the Univ. of San Andrés (Dept. of Humanities))

CONICET, University of Buenos Aires, univ. of San Andrés