valentina marchetto

Born in Cattolica (RN) in 1990, Valentina took her BA in Ancient Christian Literature at the Bologna University, with the thesis: «Al di là dell’umana parola: l’uso della Scrittura nell’Esortazione al martirio di Origene» (supervisor prof. Lorenzo Perrone). In 2014 she graduated in Classic Philology with the thesis: «L’anima in esilio: il Commento alle Lamentazioni di Origene» (supervisor prof. Lorenzo Perrone; assistant supervisor prof. Antonio Cacciari). The aim of this thesis was the first modern translation of the Origenian work, and its whole commentary.

Since December 2014, she is part of the G.I.R.O.T.A. group (Italian Research Group on Origen and the Alexandrian Tradition), and member of the editorial staff of Adamantius. Between May and August 2015 she worked as guest researcher at Aarhus University, where she had the possibility to analyze in a deeper way the relationships between the Rabbinic commentaries on Lamentations and the Origenian exegesis.

In 2015, on October 1st she started to work as a PhD with a project focused on the history of the exegesis of Jo. 17:21, and its Patristic reception.

Conferences

  • «“In principio era l’eresia”. Epifanio, gli Alogi e la costruzione dell’identità cristiana»,

during the PhD Seminar: La costruzione culturale dell’alterità religiosa nel Mediterraneo tardo antico (sec. IV-IX). On May 25th-26th, 2016, at the PhD School of Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Sciences, Padua University.

  • «Divina violenza: Origene e la pedagogia di Dio, fra castigo e misericordia»,

at the XLIV Meeting for Scholars of Ancient Christianity: Cristianesimo e violenza. Gli autori cristiani di fronte a testi biblici “scomodi”. On May 5th-7th, 2016, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Rome.

Articles

Marchetto V., “Una voce di notte”: presenze angeliche nel Tempio di Gerusalemme dal Commento alle Lamentazioni di Origene, in Adamantius 21 (2015), 224-268.

To be printed:

  • Divina violenza: Origene e la pedagogia di Dio, fra castigo e misericordia, per Studia Ephemeridis Augustinianum (submitted to peer reviewers).
  • “In principio era l’eresia”. Epifanio, gli Alogi e la costruzione dell’identità cristiana, in Adamantius 23 (2017).