BB Comer Hall

Fabio  Battista

Instructor of Italian

Office Hours

Thursdays 3:15-5:15 pm and by appointment



PhD in Comparative Literature – The Graduate Center, CUNY (2019)

MA in Modern Languages, Literatures, and Translation – Sapienza Università di Roma (2012)

BA in Modern Languages and Literatures – Sapienza Università di Roma (2009)

Research Interests

Dr. Battista’s research interests include: early modern European culture, with a special focus on Anglo-Italian relations; the interplay between historical narrative and fictional literature, particularly tragedy; translation studies; Renaissance Venetian diplomacy; Second Language Acquisition. He has recently (2019) defended his doctoral dissertation entitled “Staging English Affairs in Early Modern Italy: History, Politics, Drama,” and is currently reworking it into a book manuscript. He has been the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship awarded by the American Council of Learned Societies (2018-2019) and is also active as a professional translator.

Selected Publications

“Death of a Stateswoman: Elizabeth Tudor and the Critique of Female Rule in La regina statista d’Inghilterra (1668).” Italica 96.4 (Winter 2019).

“Cronaca del Monastero delle Clarisse di Perugia.” Brill Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (2016).

“Ricordanze del Monastero di Santa Lucia in Foligno (1424-1786).” Brill Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (2016).

“Spiritual Autobiography in Seventeenth-Century England. Trends in Literary History and Criticism, 1948 – 2012.” Status Quaestionis 3 (2012).

La parole antérieure. Giraudoux, Électre e la riscrittura del mito.” Laboratorio Critico 3 (2012).

La vie humaine commence de l’autre côté du désespoir. La lezione di Macbeth ne Les Mouches.Laboratorio Critico 2 (2012).