Curriculum vitae

Francesco Ciabattoni is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Italian of Georgetown University. His almae matres are Università degli Studi di Torino (Laurea in Lettere, 1996) and Johns Hopkins University (PhD 2006).
His book Dante’s Journey to Polyphony (University of Toronto Press, 2010) is a comprehensive study of the role of music in Dante’s Commedia.

Francesco Ciabattoni’s research favorites include Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Pasolini, the Middle Ages, the interplay of music and literature.

PUBLICATIONS:

Books:
· La ‘citazione’ è sintomo d’amore. Arte allusiva nei cantautori. Carocci, 2016.

· Dante’s Journey to Polyphony, U of Toronto P. 2010.

Articles and Book Chapters:· 

· IN PREPARATION:   “Italy’s cantautori the 1980s” in La memoria delle canzoni. Popular music e identità italiana. Edited by Alessandro Carrera, Pasturana: Puntoacapo (in preparation 2016).

• “Il dolce ruggito del tuono: per un’interpretazione di Purgatorio IX, 144 e Paradiso XVII, 44” in Dante e l’arte, n 2 (2015), 65-86.

· “A Collage of Literary Subtexts in Claudio Baglioni’s La vita è adesso.” in Musica pop e testi in Italia dal 1960 a oggi, edited by Andrea Ciccarelli, Mary Migliozzi and Marianna Orsi. Ravenna: Longo, 2015.

· “Dante’s Rhetoric of Friendship” in Friendship and Sociability in Premodern Europe: Contexts, Concepts and Expressions, edited by Amyrose McCue Gill, Sarah Rolfe Prodan and Konrad Eisenbichler, The Centre for Reformation & Renaissance Studies at Victoria University in the University of Toronto,

· “Dante’s Musical Ways around Ineffability (Paradiso X-XIV).” .” Dante Studies 131 (2014).

· “Decameron 2: Filomena’s Rule between Fortune and Human Agency.” Annali d’italianistica 31 (2013).

· “Musica sacra e musica profana nel Decameron.” Proceedings of the ABA 2010 International Boccaccio Conference, Amherst Massachusetts. Ravenna: Longo (Memorie del tempo) (2012) pp.67-77.

· “Boccaccio’s Miraculous Art of Story-telling” Italica 87:2 (2010) 167-78.

· “Valla’s Epicurean Critique of Scholasticism in the De voluptate (De vero falsoque bono),” The Humanist Workshop. Essays in Honor of Salvatore Camporeale. Italian Quarterly, Susanna Barsella and Francesco Ciabattoni eds. Vol. 46, Nos. 179-182 (2009), 75-88.

· “Narratological Aspects of Giuseppe Berto’s La Gloria” in Berto: Thirty Years Later. Atti del Convegno di New York City (1 novembre 2008). Eds. Luigi Fontanella and Alessandro Vettori. Padova: Marsilio Editore). Forthcoming Summer 2009.

· “Pier Paolo Pasolini e le canzoni di Claudio Baglioni” The Italianist, vol.27 (2007.ii) 233-50.

·  “Dante’s Organa: the Comedy from Unholy Racket to Sacred Music,” Italian Quarterly (Winter/Spring 2006) 5-23.

·  “Il mito di Enea nel Secretum: naufragio sull’umanesimo” in Filologia e critica, fasc. I, n. 31 (2006) 75-87.

Volumes edited:

· Boccaccio 1313-2013. Atti del convegno di Washington DC 4-6 Ottobre 2013. Edited with Kristina M. Olson and Elsa Filosa. Ravenna: Angelo Longo Editore, 2015.

· The Decameron Third Day in Perspective: Volume Three of Lectura Boccaccii. P.M. Forni and F. Ciabattoni eds., Toronto: University of TorontoPress,  2014.

· Nemla Italian Studies. Monographic volume dedicated to Primo Levi. F. Ciabattoni  & S. Wright eds., Nemla Italian Studies, 2010.

· The Humanist Workshop. Essays in Honor of Salvatore Camporeale. Italian Quarterly, S. Barsella and F. Ciabattoni eds. vol. 46 (2009).

· Romance Quarterly Special Issue dedicated to the Italian Middle Ages. 07, P.M. Forni and F. Ciabattoni eds. RQ Volume 54, n.3, Summer 20

Reviews:

· Review of the conference Dante and Music (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 5-6 November 2015) in Dante e l’arte, n. 2 (2015) pp. 289-296.

· Michael Sherberg. The Governance of Friendship. Law and Gender in the Decameron. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2011, 250 pp. MLN, 130(1), January 2015, pp.145-147.

· Igor, Candido. Boccaccio umanista. Studi su Boccaccio e Apuleio, 2014. Memoria del Tempo n. 40. Quaderni d’italianistica n. 35(2), 2014, pp. 267-270.

· Fabian Alfie. Dante’s Tenzone with Forese Donati: The Reprehension of Vice. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2011. Italian Culture vol. 31.1 (2013).

· Dennis Looney. Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy. The William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011. Symposium vol. 66.3 (2012).

· Federica Anichini: Voices of the Body. Liminal Grammar in Guido Cavalcanti’s Rime. Martin Maidenbauer, 2009. Nemla Italian Studies 33 (2011).

· Santa Casciani ed.: Dante and the Franciscans (Brill, 2006) Annali d’Italianistica Vol. 26 (2008) pp. 460-63.
· Teodolinda Barolini: Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture. (Fordham UP, 2006) MLN 123, 2008.
· Manuele Gragnolati: Experiencing the Afterlife: Soul and Body in Dante and Medieval Culture. (U of Notre Dame P, 2005) MLN 122 (2007).

Poetry:

· “La stazione,” “Canto di Anteo,” “Da questa risacca,” “Canto di mare” Gradiva 39 (2011).

· “Divieto di sosta”, “Auto da rottamare”, “Olive alla deriva” In forma di parole 30 n.4 (2010).

· Paradosso terrestre. Rome : Il Filo, 2008

· “Pioggia nella sala periodici” and “Febbraio,” Gradiva n. 31-32 (double issue, 2007).

CONTACTS:
Phone: +1 202 687-5652
Email: fc237@georgetown.edu

Mail address:

Georgetown University. Department of Italian.

Box 571049.

Intercultural Center 307 Washington,

DC 20057-1049.

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