Maria Francesca Loffredo is graduated in Modern Literatures at the University of Salerno in 2014 with a thesis in Romance Philology published after, entitled Il Cammino di Tristano.
In 2017 she obtained the “Laurea Magistrale” in Modern Philology at the same University with a “Tesi di Laurea” entitled Voci di donne nelle cantigas de amigo: femminilità testuale e personaggi femminili delle liriche galiziano-portoghesi, direct by Profª Charmaine Lee. At the same time she attended the Mastership in European Medieval Studies: Images, Texts and Contexts with a TFM entitled La mujer en el imaginario literario medieval: hacia la misoginia y el vituperio en la narrativa breve de los Fabliaux picardos y Boccaccio, direct by Profª Esther Corral.
She has participated in various congresses related to the Middle Age and gender studies such as the Congress A presenza feminina na escritura: voces de mujeres en la Edad Media, with a conference entitled La voce di Christine de Pizan nel poema cavalleresco italiano.
She is currently enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Medieval Studies at the USC. Her research project focuses on the role played by women in Boccaccio in the first part of his written works, specifically to the female protagonism of the Elegia of Madonna Fiammetta in relation to its sources acquired by the same author during his Neapolitan period. The objective of her work is to offer new contributions to the studies based on the strongly misogynistic representation of women in the masterpieces of Boccaccio.