Jelena Todorović

Credentials: PhD, Indiana-Bloomington

Position title: Associate Professor of Italian


Phone: 262-9740

642 Van Hise

Primary language



Medieval Italian literature; material philology, codicology, and paleography; textual criticism; Old Occitan, classical and medieval Latin literary traditions in relation to the Italian literature of the origins; the book in the Renaissance; Counter-Reformation, Inquisition, and censorship; lyric poetry in the sixteenth century.

Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio.

Selected publications



Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange: Authorship, Manuscript Culture, and the Making of the ‘Vita Nova’ (also available here). New York, NY: Fordham University Press (2016).

Petrarch and Petrarchism(s). Co-edited with Ernesto Livorni. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (forthcoming).

Textual Editing From Authority to Authenticity and Back (in progress).


“Bartolomeo Panciatichi: Behind the Scenes of Textual Editing” (in progress).

“Boccaccio the Author in the ‘Cornice’ of the Decameron” (in progress).

“Revisiting the Trespiano Fragment” (in progress).

“How to Satisfy the Desire of the Author: the Case of Giovanni Boccaccio.” In Medioevo letterario d’Italia (forthcoming).

“Guido Cavalcanti in Boccaccio’s Argomenti.” In Heliotropia 11.1-2 (2014), pp. 1-15.

“Who Read the Vita Nova in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century?” In Dante Studies CXXXI, pp. 197-218.

“The Tale of Fra Puccio.” In Lectura Boccaccii, Day Three, ed. by Pier Massimo Forni and Francesco Ciabattoni, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2014, pp. 68-89.

“‘Un’operetta del famosissimo Poeta, e Teologo Dante Allighieri’: the editio princeps of the Vita Nova.” In Studi danteschi 77 (2012), Florence, pp. 293-310.

“Nota sulla Vita Nova di Giovanni Boccaccio.” In Boccaccio in America. Selected Proceedings of the 2010 International Boccaccio Conference at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, ed. by Michael Papio and Elsa Filosa, Ravenna, Longo, 2011, pp. 105-112.