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.

In 2016 he published La citazione è sintomo d’amore. Cantautori e memoria letteraria (Carocci, 2016), a literary investigation into the practices of citation, allusion and reminiscences in the lyrics of six Italian singer-songwriters.

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


Phone: +1 202 687-5652

Mail address:

Department of Italian, Intercultural Center 307, Box 571049

Georgetown University.

37th and O streets,

Washington, DC   20057-1049.


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