Summary: History of the book; Sixteenth-century anthologies ; Renaissance literature; Women and Gender Studies; The history of the circulation of texts; Lodovico Domenichi
Under the supervision of
The aim of this thesis is to propose a thorough study of the Rime di donne, the first anthology dedicated entirely to female poets, edited by Domenichi and printed by Busdraghi in Lucca in 1559. The thesis investigates  Domenichis and Busdraghis role in shaping this collection,  their involvement in the querelle des femmes and  the content of the anthology. By
I graduated from the University of Padua in 2011 with a BA in Modern Literature, under the supervision of Professor Sergio Bozzola. My BA thesis presented an analysis of Giacomo Noventas main work, Versi e Poesie, published in 1956, outlining the syntactic patterns and models used by the poet, whose results were confronted with Montales writing style. I then obtained my MA in Modern Philological Studies at the same University, under the supervision of Professor Ivano Paccagnella. My MA thesis focused on dialect literature of the Renaissance period, presenting a critical edition of an unpublished work of the
Since September 2015, I co-founded and I am co-directing Women's Paths: Rewriting Physical and Discursive Borders, a research group now sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and previously supported by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI). Our research agenda of monthly seminar series,
I am passionate about intersectionality, feminism and animal rights. I am part of the team of FCome:
Flattering Alliances in Lodovico Domenichis Rime diverse dalcune Nobilissime et Virtuosissime Donne (1559) (University of Durham, Leeds and Manchester Joint PGR Day, University of Leeds, 13 November 2015).
Shaping the Canon in Lodovico Domenchis Rime diverse dalcune Nobilissime et Virtuosissime Donne (1559) (Women and the Canon, Christ Church Oxford, 22-23 January 2016).
Initial Consideration on the Ovidian Tradition in Lodovico Domenchis Rime diverse dalcune Nobilissime et Virtuosissime Donne (1559) (Renaissance Prototypes, International Conference, Oslo (The Norvegian Academy of Science and Letters). 28-30 September 2016).
"Come a donna si conviene": alcune considerazioni sullepistola amorosa nelle Rime diverse dalcune nobilissime et virtuosissime donne (1559) (4° Congresso Internazionale SEMPER, Trento, 8-9 November 2016).
Conference and Event Organisation
Workshop: Tools for Textual Representation. Language, Style and Expressive Strategies (University of Leeds, 12 June 2015).
University of Durham, Leeds and Manchester Joint PGR Day (University of Leeds, 13 November 2015).
A Room of Her Own: Writing on Womens Independence around the Globe (University of Leeds, 16 May 2016).
"Reclaiming the Darkest Corners": Discussing Women's Participation in Protest Marches (The Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, May
Eugenio L. Giusti, The Renaissance Courtesan in Words, Letters and Images: Social Amphibology and Moral Framing (A
Unn Falkeid, Aileen A. Feng, eds, Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetry', Annali d'Italianistica, 35 (2016), p. 222.
Clara Stella, Cinquecento (1500-1599), The Years Work in Modern Language Studies, 76 (2015), pp. 278-85.
Clara Stella, Cinquecento (1500-1599), The Years Work in Modern Language Studies, 77.1 (2017), pp. 195-203.
Clara Stella, La parola d'autrice tra propaganda e dissenso: alcuni appunti sulla questione politica nelle "Rime diverse d'alcune nobilissime et virtuosissime donne", in Vincenzo Busdraghi (1524?-1601): uno stampatore europeo a Lucca (Lucca: 2017), pp. 42-53.
Clara Stella, Tra "Vinegia" e Arno: la biografia in versi di Olimpia Malipiero', Il Campiello, 2 (2017), 7-31.
ITAL1010 - Beginners Italian - Sem 1 and 2 (
ITAL2011/15 and ITAL 2016/17 - Intermediate Italian Conversation classes - Sem 2 (