Wesleyan portrait of Francesco Marco  Aresu

Francesco Marco Aresu

Assistant Professor of Italian


Assistant Professor, Medieval Studies


MA Indiana University Bloomington
MA Stanford University
PHD Harvard University

Francesco Marco Aresu

Francesco Marco Aresu earned his PhD in Italian from Harvard University. He studied Italian literature and Classics at the Università degli studi di Cagliari in Sardinia, and has a Masters from Indiana University and one from Stanford University. He wrote on Italian metrics (Oxford Bibliographies in Medieval Studies, 2019), Petrarch’s sestinas (Mediaevalia, 2018; Textual Cultures, 2012), Baroque theater (for the miscellany Tales of Unfulfilled Times, 2017), Folengo’s metatextuality (for the miscellany Folengo in America, 2013), and Alberti's early works (Studi di Erudizione e di Filologia Italiana, 2015). He is the author of the entry “Figura” in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. He has edited 18th century Latin hymns for the Centro di studi filologici sardi, where he has been an editor and translator. He is currently working on his first book, entitled The Author as Scribe: Materiality and Textuality in the Trecento. His areas of expertise are Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature, manuscript culture and history of the book, textual criticism, and literary theory.

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Office Hours

On sabbatical in Spring 2019.