Eleonora Cappuccilli

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Research project

My contribution to the research project The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden: Women, Politics, and Reform in Renaissance Italy deals specifically with the political meaning of female prophecy in early modern times. I am investigaing the impact of Birgitta of Sweden’s Revelationes on women’s prophetic experience in the first four decades of the sixteenth century, when Birgitta’s fortune was rich and majestic. I am focusing on three case studies, i.e. Domenica Narducci of Paradiso (1473-1533), Caterina Mattei of Racconigi (1486-1547), and Paola Antonia Negri (1508-1555), which shed light on an important part of the reception and re-mediation of both Birgitta’s writings and her prophetic model itself. The analysis of the case studies, which present very clear connections with the figure of Birgitta, will be a first step towards a fuller reconstruction of the more general picture of the widespread influence of Birgittine ideas on the Italian thought as a whole before the Counter-Reformation.

Academic interests

  • English political thought in early modern era, with a focus on women’s political discourse and the origin of the public sphere
  • Constitutional history
  • The concept of prophecy and female prophetism in Renaissance and early modern Europe
  • Western political theology in sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • Contemporary feminist theory
  • Marxian theory

Background

  • 2018 Post-doc research grant at the Edith Saurer Foundation (Austria)

Project: From Public Authority to Private Marginality? Early Modern Women Prophets in Italy and England

  • 2018 Post-doc scholarship at the Filippo Burzio Foundation (Italy)

Project: Witch and Saint. Caterina Mattei and Female Prophecy in Early Modern Piedmont

  • 2016 PhD in Politics, Institutions and History, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna

Dissertation: Between God and the Public Sphere. Mary Astell in English Constitutional History

  • 2012 MA degree in International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna

Thesis: Social Citizenship in Feminist Contemporary Reflection

  • 2009 BA degree in International Studies, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna

Thesis: Security and Securitization: Changes in Political Discourse

Positions held

  • Member of the editorial board of the academic journal "Scienza & Politica. Per una storia delle dottrine"
  • Referee for the academic journal "Storia del pensiero politico"

Scholarships and grants

  • January 2018 Grant for collaborative projects provided by the Academy for Global Humanities and Critical Theories.
  • June-July 2017 Sovereignty and Social Movements. Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theories, University of Bologna.
  • September 2011 Liberty/Liberation. Summer School of the Italian Society of Women Historians, Centro Studi Fiesole, Florence.
  • November 2011 'From generation to generation. Italian women from the Unification up to today', University of Florence.

Publications

(2019) La strega di Dio. Profezia politica, storia e riforma in Caterina da Racconigi (1486-1547), Roma: Aracne, submitted

(2019) Mary Astell. La costituzione dell’individuo moderno tra politica e teologia, Macerata: EUM, forthcoming

With Ferrari R., (2019) Il fermento femminile. Marx e la critica del patriarcato, in Global Marx, ed. by M. Ricciardi and M. Battistini, Bologna: Quaderni di Scienza & Politica, forthcoming

(2019), Nemici di Chiesa, Stato e patriarcato. Donne e dissenzienti nel Seicento inglese, in Il mito del nemico. Identità, alterità e le loro Rappresentazioni, ed. by I. Graziani and M. V. Spissu, Bologna: Minerva, pp. 121-126

(2018), Mattei, Caterina in Dizionario di eretici, dissidenti e inquisitori nel mondo mediterraneohttp://www.ereticopedia.org/caterina-mattei

with Ferrari R. (2016), Il discorso femminista. Storia e critica del canone politico moderno, Scienza & Politica. Per una storia delle dottrine, Vol. 28, 54, 5-21

(2015), Remarkable Women in a Remarkable Age. Sulla genesi della sfera pubblica inglese, 1642-1752, Scienza & Politica. Per una storia delle dottrine, Vol. XXVII, 52, 105-134

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