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Igor Candido


Igor Candido


Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature)

January 2013 – December 2014

Petrarch and Boccaccio as Pre-modern Humanists

Igor Candido holds two doctoral degrees, a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University (USA) and a Dottorato di ricerca from the University of Turin (Italy). He is currently Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and is working on two book projects. The first aims to provide the first comprehensive study on Boccaccio as reader, glossator, and imitator of Apuleius. At the center of this research lies a set of problems in the Decameron and its particular focus revolves around Boccaccio’s rewritings of the fable of Cupid and Psyche.  The second project aims to provide a new commented edition of Petrarch's De vita solitariafor the LPIL series of Toronto University Press.