Julia Pelosi-Thorpe

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Ph.D. Candidate, Italian Studies & Comparative Literature

Julia Pelosi-Thorpe is an Italo-Australian PhD candidate in Italian Studies/Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her research interests include reception/adaptation/translation studies, ancient—early modern literatures, language pedagogy, and manuscript digitisation.

Joy in translating Latin texts at the Universities of Melbourne and Bologna as an undergraduate led Julia to an MA by research in Italian Studies/Classics (2020). This work explored creative baroque rewritings of Ovid’s Heroides through close readings of early modern volumes held in Italian libraries. It was supported by bodies such as the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies, Australian Government (RTP), University of Melbourne, and Save Venice Inc.

Julia’s translations of Latin, Italian, and Parmesan Dialect poetry appear in the Journal of Italian TranslationAsymptoteModern Poetry in TranslationThe Poetry ReviewThe Hopkins Review, and other literary magazines.

She can be found at @jpelosithorpe and her website is jpelosithorpe.com.