Alessandro Regosa

Doctoral Research Fellow - Italiensk
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Phone +47 22857744
Room NT 917
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Niels Treschows hus 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

  • Renaissance Literature and Culture
  • Mannerism and Baroque
  • Giovan Battista Marino 
  • Intertextuality
  • Philology
  • Textual criticism
  • Unpublished texts

Ongoing Project at UiO

My doctoral thesis will provide a thorough diachronic analysis of the “lagrime”, the lugubrious poetic genre which took various forms from the sixteenth century to the first decades of the seventeenth century. The examination will take into account texts of different nature: indeed, poems titled Lagrime were composed either to commemorate the death of certain individuals or to praise their lives and religious repentance (following new Catholic Reformation parameters). The study sorts the lugubrious production on its nature (length, rhyming scheme, meters), pointing out the common elements; on the other hand, it will investigate the lagrime spiritual side, almost exclusively in octaves, drawing attention to its characteristics and fortune. 

Position(s) held

  • Teaching assistant in Italian Literature II at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Brescia, IT)
  • Contributing Editor at The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies (field: Italian poetry - Novecento)


  • Ph.D. at Fribourg University (Fribourg, CH) in co-tutorship with Sapienza University (Rome, IT). Thesis title: Le Lagrime di G. B. Marino: edizione critica e commento
  • MA in Modern Philology at the University of Pisa (IT). Thesis title: Le Rime Morali e una selezione della Lira del Cavalier Marino: edizione critica e commento
  • BA in Modern Literature and Language at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Brescia, IT). Thesis title: L'a-razionalità e le sue implicazioni: un percorso dantesco (canti I, V, VIII, XII dell'Inferno)

Conference presentations

  • ADI (Association of Italian studies) Conference "Le forme del comico" (University of Florence, September 6-9 2017). Speech titled: Il sapore del riso: modi ed espressioni ne Lo Scherno degli dèi di Francesco Bracciolini 
  • ADI Conference "Natura, società, letteratura" (University of Bologna, September 13-15 2018). Speech titled: Dal mago all’alchimista: l’evoluzione dell’incantatore 
  • PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) at the Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA; November 9-11 2018). Speech titled: Livia d’Arco, Vittoria Archilei and Isabella Andreini: three Italian Artists 
  • The XII Scandinavian Italianists conference Italianistica 2.0. Tradizione e innovazione (University of Helsinki-Tallinn University, June 13-14 2019). Speech titled: Il Marino lugubre di Lira III
  • ADI Conference "Letteratura e scienza" (University of Pisa, September 12-14 2019). Speech titled: «Con chioma di fuoco or vi fiammeggi»: la stella nova del 1604 


  • «La voce in meraviglia taciturna»: riflessioni sul marinismo di Bartolomeo Dotti, in Annali di Storia Bresciana.
  • «Quid enim non carmina possunt?» Da Atalante a Falsirena, o l'evoluzione dell'incantatore, in «Al suo de' mormoranti carmi». Magia e scienza nell'epica tra Cinque e Seicento, Vecchiarelli editore, pp. 95-136.
  • «Sana col canto, se col guardo impiaga». L'elogio funebre a Vittoria Archilei, in Mémoires de la Société néophilologique de Helsinki.
Tags: Italian, Italian Renaissance, Italiensk litteratur, Italiensk, Italian Literature, Renaissance Literature, Textual criticism
Published Apr. 5, 2019 3:55 PM - Last modified Mar. 20, 2020 10:52 AM