Center for Italian Studies
Department of Romance Languages
at the University of Pennsylvania
Italian, Università di Macerata (Italy)
who will present
Word and Image in
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
Reception at 5:00 pm
Talk at 5:30 pm
Prof. Carlo Vecce, Professor of Italian Literature, University of Macerata (Italy), Faculty of Sciences of Communication.
Graduated in 1982 at Catholic University (Milan) with a dissertation on Iacopo Sannazaro and cultural relationships between Italy and Europe in the Renaissance, directed by the famous Petrarch’s scholar Giuseppe Billanovich.
His research focused on Renaissance Literature: Tradition of Classical Texts, History of Intellectual workshops in the dawn of Modern Age (printing and manuscript notebooks), Visual Culture and Arts.
Secretary of the Commissione Nazionale Vinciana, and the author of a Leonardo Biography translated in other languages, he was appointed to prepare the critical edition of Leonardo da Vinci’s manuscripts, under the direction of Carlo Pedretti (the Book on painting in the Vatican Library, published in 1995, and the Codex Arundel 263 in the British Library, published in 1998).
Another main collaboration was in the organization of the important exhibitions on Leonardo in 2003 (New York, Metropolitan Museum, and Paris, Louvre).
Other studies are also dedicated to authors of modern italian literature: Parini, Leopardi, Campana.
Former fellow at the Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti), teacher in the universities of Pavia, Chieti and Paris-Sorbonne, he is currently professor of Italian Literature at the university of Macerata, where he leads the Italian Program of Princeton University since 2000, and the PhD School in Italian Studies.
Iacopo Sannazaro in Francia. Scoperte di codici all'inizio del XVI secolo, Padova, Editrice Antenore, 1988.
Leonardo da Vinci, Scritti, a c. di Carlo Vecce, Milano, Mursia, 1992
Antonio de Ferrariis dit Galateo, De educatione (1505), par C. Vecce, Bruxelles-Leuven, Peeters, 1993.
Donato Bramante, Sonetti e altri scritti, a c. di C. Vecce, Roma, Salerno editrice, 1995.
Leonardo da Vinci, Libro di pittura, a c. di C. Pedretti e C. Vecce, Firenze, Giunti, 1995.
Leonardo, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 1998; Léonard de Vinci (in French), Paris, Flammarion, 2001; Leonardo (in Spanish), Madrid, Acento, 2003.
Aldo e l’invenzione dell’indice, in Aldus Manutius and Renaissance Culture, Acts of the Conference - Villa I Tatti, Firenze, Leo S. Olschki, 1998, pp. 109-41.
Gli zibaldoni di Iacopo Sannazaro, Messina, Centro di Studi Umanistici, 1998.
Tre letture leopardiane, Recanati, Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani, 2000.
Scritture. Per un manuale di comunicazione, Napoli, Dario Morano, 2001.
Word and image in Leonardo’s writings, in Leonardo da Vinci Master Draftsman, Edited by C. Bambach, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2003.
Léonard de Vinci et la France, in Léonard de Vinci. Dessins et manuscrits, par F. Viatte et V. Forcione, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 2003.