Prof. Francesco Stella

Title prefix: 
Prof.
First name: 
Francesco
Family name: 
Stella
Country: 
Italy
Institution: 
Università di Siena
Department: 
Teoria e documentazione delle tradiziooni culturali
Short description: 
Born in 1962, Francesco Stella is full professor of Medieval Latin Literature at the University of Siena-Arezzo, where he is also teaching Computing for the Humanities and Translation Theory. From 2002 he has been head of the Dept. of Classics and Cultural Heritage and director of the Center for Comparative Studies “I Deug-Su” at the University of Siena in Arezzo and of the Dept. Series “Arti spazi scritture” by Pacini Publishers. He as been contacted as referee for Italian and European cultural projects and is member of the Research Comittee of the University of Siena.The main fields of his research have been on one side comparative literature, on the other side technique, edition and interpretation of the Christian and medieval Latin poetry from late Antiquity to Petrarch. He has written or edited, among others volumes and essays: Audrado di Sens Il fonte della vita , Le Lettere 1991; La poesia carolingia latina a tema biblico, CISAM Spoleto 1993; La poesia carolingia, Le Lettere 1995; Il verso europeo, Fondazione Franceschini 1995; Intercultura. Antropologia Religioni Letterature, Testimonianze 1996; Poesia e teologia I L’Occidente latino fra IV e VIII secolo, Jaca Book 2001; La Scrittura infinita. Bibbia e poesia dal Medioevo al ‘900, 2 vols., Olschki 1999 and SISMEL 2001; Poetry of  Early Medieval Europe, SISMEL 2000 and 2003 and the proceedings of the seminars  La lingua assente. L’autotraduzione nella poesia europea.  The absent language. Self-translation in European poetry, Le Lettere 1999.  He contributed to the Enciclopedia Oraziana Treccani, Roma 1998, to the Grande dizionario della Santità, Paoline 1998, and to the handbook Letterature comparate by A. Gnisci, Bruno Mondadori 2003 (also in Spanish, Barcelona 2004) and  supervised the 10 anthologies series of Poesia straniera for “Repubblica” (2004) and the Italian translation of the Maggioni edition of the Legenda Aurea (SISMEL 2007).He is chief editor of the project Corpus Rhythmorum Musicum, whose first volume and cd-rom, edited togheter with Sam Barrett (Cambridge), has been published in 2007 by SISMEL; he also coordinates European programs for philological application of computing resources such as Digital philology and medieval texts (including Paris Ecole des Chartes, University of Salamanca, University of Burgos, Freie Universität Berlin) and Atelier numérique sur les textes et les manuscrits médiévaux (Galileo Project 2007): see Digital philology and Medieval Texts, Pacini, Pisa 2007, edited with Arianna Ciula (King’s College). From 2005 he is directing a research group about the medieval Arezzo university: see the volume 750 anni degli Statuti universitari aretini¸ SISMEL 2007, and the web site Lo Studium di Arezzo nel ‘200 including editions of texts and images.He has been invited to lectures, university conferences and debates in Florence, Bologna, Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lecce, Padua, Udine, Brescia, Bergamo, Roma, Genua, Treviso, Naples, Cambridge, Oxford, Bruxelles, Paderborn, Berlin, Rhetymno (Greece), Burgos, Sevilla, Salamanca, New York-Columbia, Harvard, Toronto, Paris, Pécs and Budapest CEU, Prag, Zurich, Thessaloniki, and other places. He is member of the Lorenzo Valla Foundation (Rome), of the SISMEL (Società Internazionale per lo Studio del medioevo Latino, Florence), of the Scientific Committee of the CISLAB (Centro Interdipartimentale per lo Studio dei beni Librari e Archivistici, Univ. of Siena), of the Edizione Nazionale per i Classici Mediolatini and 'vice-segretario' of the Consulta Universitaria degli Studi Latini.He is director of Semicerchio. Journal of Comparative Poetry and head of the School for creative writing organized since 1989 by Semicerchio and the City of Florence.
Languages: 
ITALIAN, FRENCH, ENGLISH, DEUTSCH
Teaching areas: 

MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE

DIGITAL PHILOLOGY

LITERARY THEORY

Research areas: 

MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE

DIGITAL PHILOLOGY

LITERARY THEORY

Publications: 
see cv at www.unisi.it/tdtc