Enrico Carnevali

Subject Area: Italian Studies

Enrico is a Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago. He holds a Laurea magistrale in Law from the University of Bologna and an M.A. in Italian Studies from Boston College. At Boston College, Enrico was awarded the Sue L. Nguyen Research Travel Prize for his thesis research and the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award for his teaching activity. As a Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago, Enrico’s research interests focus mainly on the relationship between epic poetry and theater from 14th to 17th century. As a graduate student, Enrico presented papers on Dante, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Tasso, and Marino at various conferences.

Research Interests:

  • Epic Poetry, Theater, Architecture, and Local Politics in Renaissance and Early Modern (15th -17th centuries).

Most Recent Publication:


  • “‘E chi la leggerà, viva felice’: Il lettore di fronte all'alterità eroicomica della Secchia rapita." Quaderni d'Italianistica.

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Elementary Italian (Boston College, a.y. 2016/2017).
  • Intermediate Italian (Boston College, a.y. 2017/2018).
  • TA in Professor Franco Mormando’s course I promeessi sposi (Boston College, a.y. 2017/2018).
  • Intermediate Spanish (Boston College, a.y. 2018/2019).
  • TA in Professor Ada Palmer’s course Italian Renaissance: Petrarch, Machiavelli, and the Wars of Popes and Kings (University of Chicago, a.y. 2020/2021).
  • TA in Professor Armando Maggi’s course Pasolini (University of Chicago, a.y. 2021/2022).
  • Beginning Elementary Italian (University of Chicago, a.y. 2021/2022).