PhD Student in Italian Studies
-- Duke University
After graduating from University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore, Banella earned a doctorate in Italian literature from the University of Padova. Her main research interests lie in medieval Italian literature and material philology. In particular, she is exploring the reception of Boccaccio’s edition of Dante’s Vita nuova and the canonization of Dante through the study of lyric anthologies.