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School of Modern Languages & Cultures: Department of Italian

Staff in the Department of Italian

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Dr Stefano Cracolici, PhD Toronto (Canada), MD Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43429
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 43421
Room number: A15, Elvet Riverside I

Contact Dr Stefano Cracolici (email at stefano.cracolici@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Stefano Cracolici holds a Laurea in Italian Studies from The Università degli Studi di Trento (Italy); an MD degree from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg (Germany); and a PhD in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto (Canada). He worked as Assistant Professor of Italian at Dartmouth College (2000-02) and at the University of Pennsylvania (2002-06). He is currently Reader in Italian at Durham University and member of the Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Centre for the Study of the Classical Tradition (co-director), the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, and Northern Centre for the History of Medicine, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. His field of specialization is Italian Renaissance culture, broadly defined as the period spanning from the early fourteenth century to the early eighteenth century, with a particular focus on the history of emotions and its social, medical and aesthetic implications. Stefano Cracolici would welcome enquiries from those interested in doctoral research in related areas, including interdisciplinary projects where joint supervision would be involved.

Research Groups

  • Culture and Difference
  • Literature/History/Theory
  • Translation/Linguistics/Pedagogy
  • Visual and Performance

Research Interests

  • Medieval and Renaissance Italian culture
  • History of emotions (love, anger, melancholy)
  • Humanism, medicine, and physiognomy
  • Visual culture (art, cinema, architecture)
  • Petrarch and Petrarchism (1350-1750)
  • Boccaccio and the romance tradition (1350-1750)
  • Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472)
  • Folk tales: from fairy tales to horror movies

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2009: Member of Research Panel 5 (Modern Languages and Linguistics) of the Arts and Humanities Research Council:

Selected Publications

Books: authored

Books: sections

  • 2011 'L'ultimo umore e le ambiguità della vecchiaia', in Pinna, Giovanna & Pott, Hans-Georg (eds.), Senilità Immagini della vecchiaia nella cultura occidentale, Edizioni dell'Orso, pp. 151-175
  • 2011 'Punture dal sottobosco: i piccoli dolori della bizzarria', in Gloria Galloni & Manrica Rotili (eds.), Il Dolore/The Pain, Milano: Mimesis (Sensibilia 4), pp. [in press]
  • 2009 'The Art of the Invective: "Invective contra medicum"', in Kirkham, Victoria & Maggi, Armando (eds.), Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works, The Chicago University Press, pp. 255-262, 440-449
  • 2007 'Courts and Patronage', in Marrone Puglia, Gaetana, Puppa, Paolo & Somigli, Luca (eds.), Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies, Routledge, pp. 516-520
  • 2007 'Renaissance', in Marrone Puglia, Gaetana, Puppa, Paolo & Somigli, Luca (eds.), Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies, Routledge, pp. 1570-1575

Essays in edited volumes

  • 2011 'Michele Savonarola e le bizzarrie di corte', in Chiara Crisciani & Gabriella Zuccolin (eds.), Michele Savonarola: Medicina e Cultura di Corte, SISMEL - Edizioni del Galluzzo, pp. 23-58
  • 2009 'Il testo medico universitario dentro e fuori l'accademia: considerazioni sul caso quattrocentesco', in Brizzi, Gian Paolo & Tavoni, Maria Gioia (eds.), Dalla pecia all'e-book: Libri per l'Università Stampa, editoria, circolazione e lettura, CLUEB - Centro interuniversitario per la storia delle università italiane, pp. 104-110
  • 2005 'Alberti e la Gravitas nervosa: note su un contributo di Giovanni Ponte', in Beniscelli, Alberto. & Furlan, Francesco. (eds.), Leon Battista Alberti (1404-72) tra scienze e lettere: atti del convegno organizzato in collaborazione con la Societe internationale Leon Battista Alberti (Parigi) e l'Istituto italiano per gli studi filosofici (Napoli), Genova, 19-20 novembre 2004, Accademia ligure di scienze e lettere, pp. 287-308
  • 2005 'Alberto d'Este e il Sallustio di Ludovico Carbone', in Montagnani, Cristina. & Matarrese, Tina. (eds.), Il Principe e la storia: atti del convegno, Scandiano, 18-20 Settembre 2003, Interlinea, pp. 15-52
  • 2001 'Remedia amoris sive elegiae: appunti sul dialogo antierotico del Quattrocento', in Geerts, Walter, Paternoster, Annick & Pignatti, Franco (eds.), Il sapere delle parole: Studî sul dialogo latino e italiano del Rinascimento, Bulzoni, pp. 23-35
  • 2000 'Esemplarità ed emblematica nel commento di Bernardo Ilicino ai "Triumphi" di Petrarca', in Berra, Claudia (ed.), I 'Triumphi' di Francesco Petrarca, Cisalpino, pp. 403-417
  • 2000 'L’etopea di Ginevra, o il Somnium di Bernardo Ilicino', in Comboni, Andrea & Di Ricco, Alessandra (eds.), Il prosimetro nella letteratura italiana, Dipartimento di Scienze Filologiche e Storiche, pp. 97-141

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Selected Grants

  • 2011: Leverhulme Visiting Professorship, Prof. Isabella Lazzarini, Università del Molise, Italy.
  • 2010: British Academy Research Development Awards (BARDA)
  • 2008: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Grant for Independent Research on Venetian History and Culture

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