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“”Yea, but learning cannot be too common, and the commoner the better.”

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Marianna was born in Naples. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign languages and literatures and a Master’s Degree in Foreign languages for international communication and cooperation. She has lived in both Italy and London. In 2014, she began investigating the life and work of the Anglo-Italian translator and linguist John Florio, carrying out new documents about his literary activities through archival researches. She is currently contributing, with research papers, conferences, events and interviews, to raise awareness about John Florio’s important role as outstanding humanist in Renaissance England. In 2019 she has founded the website “Resolute John Florio” with the aim of sharing new documents and aspects of his personal life and career. In 2021 she has published “John Florio’s Italian & English Sonnets”.


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Interviews & Documentaries

Conferences & Events

2023 – Nola, Castel  Cicala – Giornate Bruniane – “L’eco del rogo in Inghilterra”

2022 – University of Amsterdam – SHARP 2022 – Power of the written word – “Florio’s Folio: The Hunt for a Literary Identity”

2022 –  Kielce, Poland – Jan Kochanowski University. Conference “Aspects of Popular Culture”: Resolute Florio: Self fashioning and identity construction in early modern England.

2021 – University of Passau, DE and University of Luxembourg, LUX – Practices of Collaboration in Early Modern Theatre: Authors, Printers, Playhouses, and Their Texts – 02-04 December 2021: John Florio, the “Ayde” of Shakespeare’s Muse

2021 – Kielce, Poland – Jan Kochanowski University. Conference “Aspects of Popular Culture”: “The Many Lives of John Florio”

2021 – Sorrento – Torquato Tasso Cultural Institute. “Theatre of Conscience: Shakespeare & Giordano Bruno”

2020 – Florence – John Florio event. “Shakespeare & Giordano Bruno: From translations all sciences had its off-spring.”

2019 – Globe Theatre, Rome. “John Florio & Giordano Bruno”




John Florio's Italian & English Sonnets

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