Francesca Beretta, ’18

Francesca is a PhD candidate in the joint program in Classics and Comparative Literature. Her research focuses on the language of movement in Greek tragedy. Particularly, her prospective dissertation investigates movement as a fundamental meaning making tool in the tragic corpus. Other research interests include dance studies, translation theory, twentieth-century Italian literature, Modern Greek poetry, and WGSS (she is also enrolled in Yale’s WGSS graduate certificate program). Additionally, she is interested in the relationship between classical reception and pedagogy.

Prior to coming to Yale, she received her BA in Classics and English from Oxford, where she wrote her undergraduate dissertation on the issue of translating intertextuality, using English translations of Horace’s Odes as a case study.