Anna Alberni

Anna Alberni

Universitat de Barcelona


Anna Alberni studied English Philology at the University of Barcelona. She obtained her PhD in Catalan Philology in 2003 at the same University. She has been a researcher and assistant lecturer at the University of Barcelona (1996-2000), and at the University of Girona (2005-2009). From 2003 to 2005 she was a postdoc researcher at the University of Rome-La Sapienza and at the University of L’Aquila. In 2005 she accepted an ICREA Junior position at the University of Girona. In 2009 she moved to the University of Barcelona, where she is ICREA Research Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Catalan Philology–IRCVM.

Research interests

Alberni’s research focuses on the study of medieval Romance poetry as an essential part of Europe’s cultural past. More specifically, she works on issues of poetic genre, intertextuality, discoursive traditions and textual criticism. During the last years Alberni has extensively dedicated her efforts to the consolidation of the research group created in 2009 in order to develop her project The Last Song of the Troubadours. Linguistic Codification and Construction of a Literary Canon in the Crown of Aragon (ERC-StG-2008). Her actual research project, Ioculator seu Mimus. Performing Music and Poetry in Medieval Iberia (ERC-CoG-2017), intends to transform our understanding of medieval Romance poetry and music by establishing a corpus of archive records of unprecedented size and breath on the lives and careers of the minstrels who performed in the Crown of Aragon from the mid 13th to the mid 15th centuries. This new data will shed crucial light on the literary and musical repertories circulating in the South of Europe in the late medieval period.

Selected publications

Alberni A 2020, ‘El pensament d’Ausiàs March: forma, tradició, recepció’, in Alberni A, Badia L & Pinto R 2020, El pensament d’Ausiàs March, Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona, Barcelona, pp. 7-28.

Alberni A, Badia L & Pinto R 2020, ‘El pensament d’Ausiàs March‘, Barcelona, Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona, Barcelona, 304 pp.

Selected research activities

Primo seminario del Progetto ERC Ars Nova. I testi poetici e musicali dell’Ars Nova. Metodi e proposte per l’edizione e l’analisi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 17 January 2020 (invitation as discussant).

Dos segles de música i poesia a l’Arxiu de la Corona d’Aragó: corpus documental i base de dades, First MiMus ERC Project Seminar at the Universitat de Barcelona, 21 February 2020 (organization and keynote speaker).

Codirector of the TFM Materials per a l’estudi del Lletovari de Fra Joan Basset presented by Alba Romanyà Serrasolses, Universitat de Barcelona, 15 July 2020.

Comitee member of the PhD Thesis Il trovatore Pons de la Guardia. Edizione critica con commento e glossario presented by Dr. Nicolò Premi, École des Hautes Études & Università degli Studi di Verona, 25 May 2020.

“La nuova traduzione poetica di Ausiàs March, poeta europeo”, Seminario di Filologia Romanza, Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, Florence, 15 December 2020 (invited speaker).