BB Comer Hall

Fabio  Battista

Instructor of Italian

Office Hours

Thursdays 2:00-4:00 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)

Research Interests

Fabio Battista’s research interests include: early modern European culture; the interplay between historical narrative and fictional literature, particularly tragedy; translation studies; theatre history; Renaissance Venetian diplomacy; Second Language Acquisition. His doctoral dissertation, “Staging English Affairs in Early Modern Italy: History, Politics, Drama,” (2019) investigates the transmission of knowledge and the fictionalization of facts across the European continent, with a particular attention to the Anglo-Italian case. 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

[book translation] Christian Uva, Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.

“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).