Maria Luisa Meneghetti was born in Venice (11 December 1950). She obtained a degree cum laude in Romance Philology at the University of Padua; her dissertation was supervised by Gianfranco Folena. She is currently Full Professor of Romance Philology at the Università degli Studi of Milan. She was formerly associate professor at the Universities of Padua (1978-1988) and Pavia (1988-1994), professore straordinario at the Università della Tuscia (1994-1997) and Full Professor at the University of Siena (1997-2002).
From 2001 to 2004 she was Director of the Dottorato europeo in Filologia romanza (Universities of Milan, Pavia, Siena, Paris IV-Sorbonne, Santiago de Compostela, Zürich). From 2004 to 2011 she was Head of the PhD School Scuola di Dottorato europea in Filologia romanza, which continued the previous PhD program, with the participation of the aforementioned institutions and IUSS (Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori) of Pavia, Collège de France and Fondazione Ezio Franceschini (Florence). From 2012 she is a member of the Dottorato internazionale in Filologia e Critica (University of Siena).
Attività di ricerca
Maria Luisa Meneghetti works on Anglo-Norman historiography, French and Spanish chansons de geste, european courtly romance, troubadour and early romance poetry (Spanish, Portuguese and Italian), the relationship between literary themes and the visual arts in the Middle Ages. She published, among others: I fatti di Bretagna. Cronache genealogiche anglonormanne dal XII al XIV secolo, Padova, Antenore, 1979; Il pubblico dei trovatori, Torino, Einaudi, 1992; Le origini delle letterature romanze medievali, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1997; Il romanzo nel Medioevo. Francia, Spagna, Italia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010; Storie al muro. Temi e personaggi della letteratura profana nell’arte medievale, Torino, Einaudi, 2015.
Her CV and full bibliography are available on the website of the Università degli Studi of Milan (http://www.unimi.it/chiedove/chiedove.jsp).
1990: Professor, 37th Session d’été of the Centre d’Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale of the Université de Poitiers.
2005: Visiting Professor, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
2009: Professeur Invité (Chaire Dupront), Université Paris-IV-Sorbonne.
2016: George A. Miller Visiting Professor, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champagne).
She gave seminars and lectures in many foreign Universities and academic institutions. Among others: Collège de France, Princeton University, Trinity College Dublin, Universidad de Barcelona, Universidade de Coimbra, Université de Liège, Université de Montréal, Université de Strasbourg, University of Chicago, University of Massachusetts, University of Pennsylvania, Uniwersytet Warszawski.
Altre attività, premi e riconoscimenti
From 2013 she is Socio Corrispondente Residente of the Istituto Lombardo – Accademia di Scienze e Lettere.
From 2015 she is Socio Corrispondente of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
From 1996 to 1999 she was a member of the Conseil d’Administration of the Association Internationale d’Études Occitanes.
Esperienze di valutazione
In 2002 she was a member of the Visiting Committee of the Ecole doctorale “Mondes anciens et médiévaux” of the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne.
From 2010 to 2012 she was a member of the Commissione nazionale for the FIRB (Fondo per gli Investimenti della Ricerca di Base) of the MIUR.
From 2012 she is a referee for the ERC, Swiss National Science Foundation, FIRB (then FIR and SIR), PRIN and for the VQR (2004-2010 and 2011-2014).
In 2014 she was a member of the Mission d’expertise for the UR of the IRHT (Paris) named by the HCERES.