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Professor Roberta Ricci Interviewed about Book on Legacy of Poggio Bracciolini

February 2, 2021


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Professor Roberta Ricci, chair of Bryn Mawr's Italian and Italian Studies Department, was recently interviewed by the literary site (Readings) about Poggio Bracciolini and the Re(Dis)covery of Antiquity: Textural and Material Traditions.

Edited by Ricci, the book contains the proceedings of a 2016 symposium she organized to explore the extraordinary impact of Poggio Bracciolini's work on many fields of knowledge in the Western tradition, spanning across philology and materiality, politics and historiography, calligraphy and paleography. 

In addition to editing the volume and writing the introduction, Ricci contributed the chapter "Shifting Times, Convergent Futures: Technologies of Writing Beyond Poggio Bracciolini," where she explores the textual consciousness that marked the passage to scrupulous criteria of editing and writing, which ultimately indicates and emphasizes the historical dimension of hermeneutical tradition.

Italian and Italian Studies Department