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School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Italian Studies

Staff in the Department of Italian

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Professor Carlo Caruso

Professor / Director of Research in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 43421
Room number: A52, Elvet Riverside I
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43430

Contact Professor Carlo Caruso (email at carlo.caruso@durham.ac.uk)

Research Groups

  • Translation/Linguistics/Pedagogy

Research Interests

  • Classical culture in the Italian literary tradition
  • Comparative literature, with special attention to Anglo-Italian relationships
  • History of scholarship
  • History of verse forms
  • Literature and myth
  • Literature and the arts, Humanism to Neo-Classicism
  • Poetry and music in the 18th century
  • Travel literature

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2005: Premio Lerici Pea: Premio Lerici Pea, Sezione Scrittori liguri

Selected Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Forthcoming (co-authored with Cipollone, Annalisa) 'André Chénier fra Monti e Manzoni', in (ed.), Festschrift M.A. Grignani, Celati.
  • Forthcoming 'Classical, Barbarian, Ancient, Archaic. The Changing Perception of the Ancient Past in Twentieth-Century Italy', in (ed.), Traditions in Fragments. The Classical Legacy in Italian Twentieth-Century Literature, Legenda.
  • Forthcoming 'History in a Painting: Sebastiano del Piombo’s Portrait of Andrea Doria', in Jossa, S. (ed.), Chivalry, Academy, and Cultural Dialogues: The Italian Contribution to European Culture. Essays in Honour for Jane Everson, Legenda.
  • 2015 'The Orange and the Bay: Renaissance Symbols of Poetic Excellence', in McLaughlin, M., Rowland, I. D. & Tarantino, E. (eds.), Authority, Innovation and Early Modern Epistemology: Essays in Honour of Hilary Gatti, Legenda, pp. 25-36
  • 2011 'In Praise of the Enlightened Ruler: Metastasio's Dramas for the Court of Vienna, 1730-1740', in Koopmans, J. & Petersen, N. H. (eds.), Commonplace Culture in Western Europe in the Early Modern Period III, Peeters, pp. 151-169
  • 2011 'Leggere (e pubblicare) le storie: Leopardi e Guicciardini', in Carrai, S. & Italia, P. (eds.), Leopardi e il Cinquecento, Pacini Fazzi, pp. 173-183
  • 2011 'Palestro', in Dillon Wanke, M. & Sirtori, M. (eds.), Atlante letterario del Risorgimento 1848-1871, Università di Bergamo: Cisalpino Istituto, pp. 159-61
  • 2010 'Garibaldi letterato', in Teucci, Simonetta (ed.), Aspettando il Risorgimento. Atti del Convegno di Siena, 19-20 novembre 2009, Cesati, pp. 67-83
  • 2009 'La Galeria: questioni e proposte esegetiche', in Russo, Emilio (ed.), Marino e il Barocco, da Napoli a Parigi, Edizioni Dell'Orso, pp. 41-61
  • 2009 'Itinerari fantastici di un letterato sedentario: i melodrammi di Pietro Metastasio', in Bertolini, L. & Cipollone, A. (eds.), Il viaggio e le arti: il contesto italiano, Edizioni dell'Orso, pp. 153-165
  • 2009 'L’Hypnerotomachia Poliphili tra esoterismo e storia linguistica', in Scarpi, P. & Zago, M. (eds.), Esoterismi e costruzione dei saperi: atti del convegno, S.A.R.G.O.N. Editrice, pp. 71-104
  • 2008 'Niccolo Machiavelli, Capitolo dell'Occasione', in Caruso, Carlo & Spaggiari, W. (eds.), Filologia e storia letteraria. Studi per Roberto Tissoni, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, pp. 141-151
  • 2007 'L'edizione Branca dell'Amorosa visione (1944) e la nuova filologia', in Kraye, J. & Lepschy, A. L. (eds.), Proceedings of the Conference in Memory of Vittore Branca, London, Warburg Institute, 21-22 October 2005, Maney, pp. 28-48
  • 2006 'Petrarca e petrarchisti in Albione fra Cinque e Seicento', in Lo Monaco, F., Rossi, L. C. & Scaffai, N. (eds.), «Liber», «fragmenta», «libellus» prima e dopo Petrarca. In ricordo di D’Arco Silvio Avalle, SISMEL, Edizioni del Galluzzo, pp. 261-280
  • 2001 'Rolli, Paolo Antonio', in Sadie, Stanley (ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Macmillan Reference.

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Selected Grants

  • 2013: Italian Vernacular Classics and Textual Scholarship - The Leverhulme Trust, 1-9-2013 to 31-8-2016
  • 2006: British Academy British Conference Grant
  • 2005: British Academy British Conference Grant
  • 2003: AHRC Research Leave
  • 1998: British Academy Small Research Grant

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