Francesca Battista, Ph.D.

    Konzultační hodiny
    Adresa

    SPECIALIZATIONS

    Medieval Studies

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Medieval Women’s and Gender History, History of Emotions, Rhetoric, Epistolography, Manuscript Studies, Digital Humanities

    EDUCATION

    • 2012–2016 PhD in „Medieval and Neolatin Studies“ Institute of Greek and Latin Studies, Charles University, Prague
      Supervisor: Prof. Lucie Doležalová
    • 2006–2009 PhD in „Language Text and Literariness“
      Department of Comparative Studies, University G. d’Annunzio Chieti-Pescara
      Supervisor: Prof. Alfonso de Petris
    • 2004 Master of Liberal Arts (Lettere Moderne), Summa cum laude, University G. d’Annunzio Chieti-Pescara
      Supervisor: François Proia

    ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS

    • 2021 International Medieval Congress Bursary, University of Leeds
    • 2017–2019 Lise Meitner Programm, (duration: two years), FWF. Project: Women’s Voices in Medieval Artes Dictandi and Model Letter Collec. (12th-14th c.). Institute of Austrian Historical Research, University of Vienna
      Supervisor/Partner: Prof. Christina Lutter
    • 2016-2017 Maternity leave
    • 2015 Outstanding Study Results Scholarship, Institute of Greek and Latin Studies, Charles University, Prague
    • 2014–2013 GAUK No. 1124413, (Jan Odstrčilík, Francesca Battista, Riccardo Burgazzi): Project: Three Unedited Sermons of Henry Totting of Oyta
    • 2014–2013 FF UK, No. VG115 (Jan Odstrčilík, Francesca Battista, Riccardo Burgazzi): Project: The Works of Henry Totting of Oyta preserved in Bohemian Manuscripts Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge): Analysis and Partial Editions.
    • 2013 Innovative Teaching Grant, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
    • 2013 Aktionsprogramme, OeAD, Department of Classical Philology, Medieval And Neolatin Studies, University of Vienna.
    • 2012 Free Mover, Charles University, Prague
    • 2011 Postdoctoral fellowship, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Balassi Institut-Central European University
      Supervisor: Prof. Marianne Saghy
    • 2010 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Charles University, Prague
      Supervisor: Prof. Lucie Doležalová
    • 2008 Bourse d’étude pour un cours de français destiné aux enseignants-chercheurs Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles
    • 2005–2007 Team member „University online,“ Department of Comparative Studies, University G. d’Annunzio Chieti-Pescara

    TEACHING ACTIVITIES

    • 2021 Summer Term, Shared Course Late Medieval Manuscripts. Course Section: Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Manuscripts, Charles University, Prague.
    • 2014 Summer Term, Medieval Women’s Letters in the European Cultural Context, Charles University, Prague.
    • 2013 Winter Term, Shared Course Introduction to Medieval Latin Literature, Charles University, Prague.
    • 2006–2010 Shared Course – Latin Language and Literature, University G. d’Annuzio Chieti-Pescara.

    ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

    • 2021 Coordinator of the panel “Gender, Authority and Agency through the Art of Letter Writing, 13th-15th Century).” Gender History: Paths, Intersections, Perspectives. VIII Conference of the Italian Association of Women Historians
      June 10-12, 2021, University of Verona.
    • 2014 The First Decades of Prague University. Transforming Intellectual Space in 14th c. Central Europe. Conference Organizers: Jan Odstrčilík, Francesca Battista, Riccardo Burgazzi, Academic Conference Center, Jilská 1, Prague, 6-
      7 November 2014.

    INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • 2020– 2021 Early Career Committee – Parergon (Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies). https://parergon.org/editorial.html

    MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

    • 2020 – Member, International Society for the History of Rhetoric
    • 2019 – Member, ANZAMEMS Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
    • 2015 – Member, The Women’s History Network
    • 2014 – Member, Royal Studies Network
    • 2013 – Member, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

    Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences and/or international adwanced schools

    • Sur le De amore d’André le Chapelain. Résultats préliminaires, journée d’étude of the research group 3063 Théories du poétique, XIIIe-XVIe. Premiers Textes historiques sur la langue poétique dans l’espace de la Romanie médiévale, coordinated by prof. Michèle Gally, University of Provence, Aix- Marseille, 1-4 Décembre 2009.
    • Book presentation: I volti dell’amore. Pluralità e intertestualità nel De amore di Andrea Cappellano, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 1 Octobre 2010.
    • Il Formulario della regina Kunhuta e la retorica epistolare di origine italica in Boemia nel 13° secolo, Conference: Le dictamen dans tous ses états. Perspectives de recherches sur la théorie et la pratique de l’ars dictaminis (XIe-XVesiècle), University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – CNRS, 5-6 July 2012.
    • The Formulary of Queen Kunhuta. Contacts and Encounters at the Bohemian Royal Court, Conference: Medieval Contacts and Encounters, Czech Academy of Sciences – Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 19 January 2013.
    • The Unedited Sermon on the Assumption by Henry Totting de Oyta, Conference: Text, Manuscript, and Context in Latin Antiquity and the Middle Ages, University of Vienna, 8-10 May 2014.
    • Women’s Voices in Medieval Letter Collections and Artes dictandi. Conference: Der mittelalterliche Brief zwischen Norm und Praxis, Aachen University, 30 Nov.-2 Dec. 2017.
    • VISCOM meeting, research group coordinated by Christina Lutter, Universität Wien, 18 June 2018.
    • Workshop: Letter Writing in the Middle Ages, King’s College London, 20 June 2019.
    • Fünftes Netzwerktreffen für PostDocs der Geschichtswissenschaften in Österreich, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, 1-2 July 2019.
    • Nuove frontiere del dictamen dagli studi di genere alla testualità digitale. Ideazione, Produzione e Prospettive. Conference: Le nuove frontiere del dictamen, University of Siena, 8-9 June 2021.
    • Round Table: Letters from and to Women. International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 5-6 July 2021.
    • Un modèle de lettre écrit depuis le monastère et sa réutilisation (France, XIIe siècle). Dictamen, réemploi des textes épistolaires et construction sociale de genre. MISSIVA 4, Conference: Écrire au monastère, écrire du monastère. Lettres de femmes dans l’Europe médiévale (VIIIe-XVe siècle), University of Porto, September 27-28 2021.

    Papers at Conferences

    • Authorial Gender and Female Voice in the Letter-collection of Magister Bohuslav – Conference: Text, Manuscript, and Context in Latin Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Centre for Medieval Studies, Philosophical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, 17-18 April 2013.
    • Kunhuta’s Epistles to Her Husband – Conference: Medieval Letters Between Fiction and Document, Siena University, Collegio Santa Chiara, Siena, 9-11 September 2013.
    • Sermo de Assumpcione Virginis Marie: In Ierusalem potestas mea (Eccli. 24,15) – Conference: The First Decades of Prague University. Transforming Intellectual Space in 14th c. Central Europe, Academic conference center, Jilská 1, Prague, 6-7 November 2014.
    • Kunhuta Uherská (1244?-1285). Legitimizing the Voice of the Queen in Medieval Bohemia – Women’s History Network Annual Conference. Female Agency, Activism and Organization, University of Kent, Canterbury, 4-6 September 2015.
    • [“The Epistolary Woman. The Rhetoric of the Female lament for the Absence of the Beloved one from the Antiquity to the Middle Ages” –Nominated by the Institute of Greek and Latin studies, Charles University, Prague, to participate at the Europaeum Classics Coloquium, The Power of the Word; Rhetoric, Persuasion, Poetry, and Oratory, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 5-7 November 2015. Paper submitted and accepted.]
    • [Fiction and Social Aspects of the Medieval Love Dictamina. The Case of the Unedited Bohemian Love Letters of Henry of Isernia (13th century) – Conference: Aspects sociaux des littératures médiévales. Texte et situation communicative au Moyen Âge, 5-7 September 2016, Moscow, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University in cooperation with the University of Liège. Conference organized by Ludmilla Evdokimova and Alain Marchandisse. Paper submitted and accepted.]
    • Gender as Category of Identification in Medieval Model Letters and Handbooks of Letter Writing? – Conference: Correspondence and Community, Bangor University, 5 July 2018.
    • Una corrispondenza epistolare tra donne nelle artes dictandi e collezioni di lettere modello medievali? paper presented at the conference organized by the research group MISSIVA, Conference: Lettres de femmes dans l’Europe médiévale, Espagne, France, Italie, Portugal, XIe-XVe siècle, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, 27-29 September 2018.
    • Conference Attendance, Women and Violence in the Late Medieval Mediterranean, ca. 1100-1500, 27-28 Sept 2019, Maison Française d’Oxford, Oxford.

    PUBLICATIONS

    MONOGRAPHS

    • Francesca Battista, I volti dell’amore. Pluralità e intertestualità nel De amore di Andrea Cappellano, Roma: Aracne Editrice, 2010. ISBN:8854834041
    • Jan Odstrčilík, Riccardo Burgazzi & Francesca Battista, Henry Totting of Oyta. Three Sermons of a Late Medieval Intellectual Henry, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016. DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-06138-3

    EDITED BOOKS

    • Jan Odstrčilík, Francesca Battista, Riccardo Burgazzi – Proceedings of the Conference. The First Decades of Prague University. Transforming Intellectual Space in 14th c. Central Europe. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Historia Universitatis Carolinae Pragensis, 55/1 (2015). ISSN: 0323-0562 Open Access link: https://www.cupress.cuni.cz/ink2_stat/dload.jsp?prezMat=90888

    ARTICLES

    • “Tra amicitia e fin’amor. L’“amor purus” nel De Amore di A. Cappellano,” Fragmenta studiorum humanitatis (Quaderni del Dottorato in “Lingua, testo e letterarietà”, III – Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara) 10 Bérénice (2008): 143- 162. http://www.mirabileweb.it/mel/-tra-amicitia-e-fin-amor-l-amor-purus-nel-de-amore-di-andrea-cappellano/583332
    • Amor heroes e Melancolia nel Medioevo, Acta antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 51, 3-4 (2011): 247-261. DOI: 10.1556/Aant.51.2011.3-4.4
    • Umorismo, satira e parodia nelle lettere erotiche di Enrico di Isernia, Medium Aevum Quotidianum 64 (2012): 5-31. ISSN: 1029-0737
    • “Una investigazione dell’anima: Quelqu’un d’autre di Tonino Benacquista,” Bérénice 49 (2015): 109-124. Link: http://www.edizionisolfanelli.it/berenice49.htm
    • “No Man is a Woman”: Studying Gender Constructions and Women’s Voices in Medieval Artes Dictandi and Model Letter Collections, MIÖG 127/2 (2019): 334-357. ISSN: 0073-8484

    BOOK CHAPTERS

    • “Queen Kunhuta’s Epistles to Her Husband,” in: Medieval Letters. Between Fiction and Document, 265-276, ed. Christian Høgel, and Elisabetta Bartoli, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/M.USML-EB.5.105125
    • Il formulario della Regina Kunhuta e la retorica epistolare di origine italica in Boemia, in: Le dictamen dans tous ses états. Perspectives de recherche sur la théorie et la pratique de l’ars dictaminis (Xie-Xve siècles), 257-283, ed. Benoît Grévin, and Anne Marie Turcan-Verkerk, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/M.BHCMA_EB.5.105484
    • Jan Odstrčilík, Francesca Battista, Riccardo Burgazzi, “Preaching of Henry Totting de Oyta,” Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Historia Universitatis Carolinae Pragensis 55/1 (2015): 71-91. ISSN: 0323-0562. Open Access link https://www.cupress.cuni.cz/ink2_stat/dload.jsp?prezMat=90901
    • “Retorica, adulterio e costruzione identitaria di genere (Wien, ÖNB, Ms. 2239). Tra rappresentazione e prassi,” in: Der mittelalterliche Brief zwischen Norm und Praxis, ed. Florian Hartmann, Benoît Grévin, Wien-Köln-Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 2020, p. 159-188. https://doi.org/10.7788/9783412519643.159

    REVIEWS

    • Anneliese Pollok Renk, Female Authorship, Patronage, and Translation in Late Medieval France: From Christine de Pizan to Louise Labé Turnhout: Brepols, 2018, 251 pp., parue dans MIÖG 128/1 (2020): 247-248.
    • Nicole Nolan Sidhu, Indecent Exposure: Gender, Politics, and Obscene Comedy in Middle English Literature (Middle Ages), Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016, pp. 320, Parergon (forthcoming 2021).

    POST BLOG

    • Kathleen Neal, Words as Weapons in the Correspondence of Edward I with Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Parergon 30/1 (2013): 51-71, DOI: 10.1353/pgn.2013.0051, https://www.anzamems.org/?p=10607, Highlights from the Parergon Archives, 8 July 2020.

    DATABASE

    Women’s Voices in Medieval Artes Dictandi and Model Letter Collections (In preparation).

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