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  Tuesday, March 22, 2005 17:30

The Corpus of Latin Rhythms: an Open Digital Edition of Medieval Music and Texts

CEU– Faculty Tower, Room # 409


Francesco Stella

University of Arezzo-Siena

Francesco Stella, who studied in Florence and Munich, longtime assistant professor of Latin Literature, has been full professor of Medieval Latin Literature at the University of Siena-Arezzo since 2001. Since 2004 he has been Head of the Department of Studies on Cultural Heritage and Director of the Center for Comparative Studies “I Deug-Su” in the Faculty of Humanities in Arezzo. He has given lectures and attended conferences at universities in Germany, Spain, England, Greece, and Hungary, besides many Italian institutions. He has edited and translated medieval Latin texts from the 5th to the 11th century, the anthology La poesia carolingia (1995), and many essays on Christian and medieval Latin poetry, especially Bible poetry (such as Poesia e teologia. I L’Occidente latino tra IV e VIII secolo, 2001). His research also concerns the afterlife of Classics in Middle Ages and contemporary culture and the application of intercultural studies to Classical and medieval texts: in this field he is also an editor of the journal of comparative literature Semicerchio. He is director of a research project for the digital edition of the Corpus of Latin Rhythmical texts 4th-9th centuries and organizer of European workshops on Digital Resources for Medieval Texts and Manuscripts. His latest publications concern proceedings of the “Corpus Rhythmorum” meetings (Poetry of Early Medieval Europe: Manuscripts, Language and Music of Latin Rhythmical Texts, Florence, 2003); the identification of the author of the poem “Karolus magnus et Leo papa;” the poetry of Alcuin of York; collections of Latin love poetry; the grammar of space in Petrarch’s Latin works; and the artes dictandi at the medieval University of Arezzo.

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