Costanza Barchiesi is a PhD candidate in Italian Studies at Yale University where she is also pursuing a certificate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her main research interests lie in classical reception in Italian Literature, women writers and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She earned a B.A. in Classics from the University of Bologna and an M.A. in Italian Studies from Georgetown University (May 2018, thesis: “Donna Ferrante’s Library: Classical Resonance in the «Neapolitan Novels»”). She has published on Elena Ferrante before this book.