Department of Italian
Francesco Ciabattoni is Associate Professor of Italian and a specialist in medieval Italian literature. He received his Laurea in Lettere from the Università degli Studi di Torino and his PhD in Italian Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Dr Ciabattoni’s research focus lies on Dante and the middle ages, the twentieth century short story and the interplay of music and literature. He has published articles on Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, a book on the role of music in the Comedy (Dante’s Journey to Polyphony, University of Toronto Press, 2010), a book on the lyrics of Italy's songwriters (La citazione è sintomo d'amore, Carocci, 2016) and edited volumes on Primo Levi and Boccaccio. He has also published essays and poems in various international journals as well as a collection of original poems (Paradosso terrestre, Il filo, 2008).