Chiara Kravina


Teaching focus: Italian language and literature

After completing a masters degree in Italian Studies (Udine-Trieste), she obtained a doctorate in philology and linguistics from the Scuola Normale Superiore with a thesis on the De re uxoria by Francesco Barbaro, focusing on its reception, manuscript tradition, and printing distribution. She has conducted research projects at the Bavarian State Library in Munich and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. In addition to her current focus on editing the Epistolario of Caterina Percoto (from Friuli), she has taken interest in renaissance humanistic literature, and is an author of several publications on Francesco Barbaro and Venetian humanism. She also maintains interests in the manuscript tradition of the Commedia and Epistolario of Guarino Veronese, and on the reception of Ariosto in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as well as nineteenth and twentieth century scholarship on Dante and Petrarch. To complete her training, she earned a certificate for teaching Italian as a second language through “DILIT International House Rome” and has taught in various language schools in Munich and Padua.