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Nicolò Morelli

Nicolò Morelli

Department: Italian

Supervisor: Dr Heather Webb

College: Pembroke

AHRC Subject Area: Italian Studies

Title of Thesis: Animal imagery in Petrarch's poetry

Areas of Interest:

- Medieval Italian literature

- Palaeography, philology and textual criticism

- Bestiaries and animal symbolism


Nicolò is a PhD candidate in Italian Literature at Pembroke College (Cantab). His research interests concern the use of animal symbols in Italian Medieval Literature, with special reference to Petrarch. 

Nicolò's academic background is a mixed one. Before coming to Cambridge, he studied at the University of Bologna (Italy). Here he completed a Bachelor's Degree in Arts (2009) and a Master's Degree in Italian Studies (2012), both with distinction; then, he received a Master's Degree in Business Management (2013). In 2013 he obtained a place at St Catharine's College (Cantab), where he was awarded an MPhil in European Literature and Culture with distinction (2014). Since October 2014 he has been a PhD candidate in Italian Studies at Pembroke College (Cantab).

Nicolò's doctoral research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cambridge, and Pembroke College.