Religion and Literature

Alberto Comparini

portrait: Alberto Comparini
Contact: 

compa@stanford.edu

Office Hours: 
by appointment
Focal Group(s): 
Philosophy and Literature
Focal Group(s): 
Workshop in Poetics
Curriculum Vitae: 

Alberto Comparini is a first year graduate student in Italian at Stanford University.

He received both his B.A. in Lettere moderne (2007-2010, summa cum laude) and M.A. in Letterature e civiltà moderne (2010-2012, summa cum laude) from Università degli Studi di Genova, where he studied history of Italian langauge and contemporary Italian literature with Prof. Enrico Testa and Prof. Franco Contorbia. During his M.A. degree, he worked as teaching assistant at Durham University (January-June 2012), where he taught Italian language.

He primarly works on 20thcentury Italian literature from a comparative perspective, in its connections with ancient (Greek and Latin) and modern literatures (French and German). He is also interested in the relationships between literature, philosophy, and religion.

He attended conferences in Italy, Austria, and United Kingdom. He has published a book on the poetry of Eugenio Montale, and essays on Giorgio Caproni's religous poetry, Cesare Pavese's "Dialoghi con Leucò", history of Italian modern poetry, and on fictional characters either in poetry or in novel. Currently he is working on a second book, based on a new reading of Pavese's "Dialoghi con Leucò".

Education: 

2002-2007: High School Diploma, Liceo Classico Martin Luther King (96/100), Genova, Italia.

2007-2010: B.A., Laurea triennale in Lettere moderne (summa cum laude), Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia.

2010-2012. M.A., Laurea magistrale in Letterature e civiltà moderne (summa cum laude), Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia.

2013-present: Ph.D. student, Stanford University.

Language(s): 
Italian

Martha Kelly

portrait: Martha Kelly
Contact: 

kellymartha@missouri.edu

Education: 

B.A., M.Hon. Cambridge University

PhD Stanford

Advisees: 

Gregory Freidin

Language(s): 
Russian

Gregory Haake

portrait: Gregory Haake
Contact: 

ghaake@stanford.edu

Office Hours: 
By appointment.
Focal Group(s): 
Renaissances
Curriculum Vitae: 
Education: 

2009: Master of Arts, Middlebury College, French Literature

2006: Master of Divinity, University of Notre Dame

1999: Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame, French

Language(s): 
French
Language(s): 
Italian
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