Leonora Masini is a Ph.D. Student in Italian Studies at Brown. She received her B.A. in European Literary and Linguistic Origins from The University of Milan, and her M.A. in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication from The University for Foreigners of Siena. After graduating, she worked for two years as Visiting International Scholar in the Italian Department at Dickinson College, in Carlisle, PA. Her research focuses on the Bergsonian concept of time, and its correspondences in the works of Modern Italian poets, such as Ugaretti, Montale and Saba. In addition to this literary line of research, she focuses on Pasolini’s documentaries, and mainly on The Form of the City in connection with Bergson. Currently, she studies the concept of temporal landscape in relation to Italy and its urban forms.


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