Valeria Russo

Valeria Russo is a PhD in Romance Philology (from March 2020),  currently she ‘s post-doc in the ERC Advanced grant AGRELITA project at the University of Lille.
Her training began in 2011 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Literature under the supervision of Stefano Asperti (grade 110 and honors).
In France she obtained a Master’s Degree in Medieval Studies (Master d’Études Médiévales) from four institutions: Sorbonne Université, Sorbonne Nouvelle, École Normale Supérieure and École nationale des Chartes. She graduated in 2016 with a thesis in Romance philology on Lancelot en prose and on Thibaut de Champagne under the supervision of Dominique Boutet and obtaining the mention très bien (equivalent to 110 cum laude).
In the same year, she obtained a doctoral scholarship from the University of Padua (PhD course in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences, 32nd cycle) where she undertook a joint tutelage with Sorbonne Université. The thesis, Archéologie du discours amoureux, was awarded the Société de Langues et Littératures Médiévales d’Oc et d’Oïl Award in 2021 (SLLMOO).
She has taught Medieval French Language and Literature from 2019 to today in several French universities (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, Université de Lorraine and Université de Lille) for three-year and master’s degree courses in Classical and Modern Literature.
Selection of publications
– Monographs in course of publication
Archéologie du discours amoureux. Prototypes et régimes de l’amour littéraire in les traditions galloromanes médiévales, Genève, Droz.
Histoire critique de l’amour courtois, Paris, Classiques Garnier.
The anonymous lauda “O glorious Baptist”. Study of tradition and critical edition essay, edited by Matthias Bürgel, Valeria Russo, Fabio Zinelli, Heidelberg, Winter.
– Articles
“Le discours amoureux dans le contexte manuscrit (à partir du Vrai chiment d’amours)”, Medioevi, 5 (2019), pp. 59-94.
“The expression of the soul and the word of the body. On some meanings of the naturalistic topos in courtly lyrics », in The representations of Nature in the Middle Ages, G. Catapano and O. Grassi (eds.), Florence, Galluzzo [Micrologus Library], 2019, pp. 83-96.
“Actualités de l’amour courtois. Réflexions croisées sur quelques parutions récentes », Romania, 136: 2 (2018), p. 402-427.