Adir De Oliveira Fonseca Junior

Under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Harrison, my research focuses on Giovanni Boccaccio’s collection of neo-Latin eclogues, namely the Buccolicum carmen (c. 1346-63?). I am particularly interested in the ways Boccaccio ‘receives’ and reshapes classical alongside medieval and early-Renaissance models (mainly Virgil, Dante and Petrarch) with specific allegorical aims. My general interests in Classics are: reception and literary career studies; intertextuality; Latin and neo-Latin literatures; classical tradition; allegorical poetry. Originally from Brazil, I gained my BA in Portuguese and English at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), and my MA in Linguistics/Classical Studies at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).

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