Domenico Lovascio

Domenico Lovascio
Domenico Lovascio

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Domenico Lovascio is Associate Professor of English Literature and Culture in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Genoa.

He is a scholar of early modern English studies, especially focusing on the dramatic reception of the Roman past, the plays in the canon of John Fletcher, textual editing, lost plays, and Anglo-Italian relationships. His first monograph on the portrayal of Julius Caesar in early modern English drama — based on his prize-winning PhD thesis — received two national prizes in 2016 (Premio Scriviamo Insieme and Premio speciale della giuria Franz Kafka Italia), was the runner-up for another in 2018 (Premio Lago Gerundo), and was shortlisted for two more in 2016 and 2017 (Premio I Murazzi and Premio Firenze). In 2020 he received the Ben Jonson Discoveries Award for outstanding contribution to The Ben Jonson Journal. In 2016 he was a Visiting Scholar at Sheffield Hallam University. His research has been supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the Malone Society, and the European Society for the Study of English. He is the Coordinator of the Genoa research unit within the PRIN 2017 ‘Classical Receptions in Early Modern English Drama’ (P.I. Silvia Bigliazzi, University of Verona).

He is a General Editor of the series Janus: confronti letterari for Edizioni Dell’Orso, the Italian advisor to the Oxford edition of The Complete Works of John Marston, a member of the editorial board of Shakespeare (the journal of the British Shakespeare Association), a contributor to the Lost Plays Database, and a contributing editor to the forthcoming editions of The Collected Works of Thomas Kyd and The Collected Plays of Robert Greene.

Professor Lovascio has published extensively in early modern studies. He is author of John Fletcher's Rome: Questioning the Classics for the Revels Plays Companion Library series (Manchester UP, 2022) and Un nome, mille volti. Giulio Cesare nel teatro inglese della prima età moderna (Carocci, 2015), as well as editor of John Fletcher and Philip Massinger’s The False One for the Revels Plays series (Manchester UP, 2022). He has published the first Italian edition of Ben Jonson’s Catiline His Conspiracy (ECIG, 2011), the essay collections Antony and Cleopatra: A Critical Reader (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2019) and Roman Women in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (Medieval Institute Publications/De Gruyter, 2020), and a special issue of Shakespeare on 'Shakespeare: Visions of Rome'. His research has also appeared in such journals as English Literary RenaissanceRenaissance StudiesEarly TheatreMedieval and Renaissance Drama in England and Notes and Queries, and he has contributed to major studies such as Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader (2016) and A Companion to the Cavendishes (2020).

Professor Lovascio is currently at work on several research projects:

  • The reception of the classics in the canon of John Fletcher and his collaborators.

  • A critical edition of Thierry and Theodoret by John Fletcher, Philip Massinger and Nathan Field for the Revels Plays series.
  • A critical edition of Robert Greene’s Orlando Furioso for The Collected Plays of Robert Greene (gen. ed. Darren Freebury-Jones).
  • The first Italian translation of William Caxton’s Fables of Poge the Florentine for a volume on the facetiae tradition in Europe from antiquity to the Renaissance, in which he also acts as the editor of the English section (also including first Italian translations of A Hundred Merry Tales by Michela Compagnoni and Thomas Dekker and George Wilkins’s Jests to Make You Merry by Cristiano Ragni).

 

Supervision

Professor Lovascio would welcome the opportunity to speak to any prospective graduate students interested in the following areas of study:

  • the reception of the Roman past in early modern drama

  • the plays in the canon of John Fletcher and his collaborators;

  • textual editing;

  • neo-Senecan drama;

  • lost plays,

  • Anglo-Italian relationships.

 

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Attività Didattica

INSEGNAMENTI A.A. 2022/23

Letteratura e cultura inglese I Fraz. A 55860

Letteratura e cultura inglese I Fraz. B 55860

Letteratura e cultura inglese I TTMI 61322

 

INSEGNAMENTI A.A. 2021/22

Letteratura e cultura inglese I Fraz. A 55860

Letteratura e cultura inglese I Fraz. B 55860

Letteratura e cultura inglese I TTMI 61322

 

INSEGNAMENTI A.A. 2020/21

Letteratura e cultura inglese I Fraz. A 55860

Letteratura e cultura inglese I Fraz. B 55860

 

INSEGNAMENTI A.A. 2019/20

Letteratura e cultura inglese II (TTMI) 61323

Letteratura e cultura inglese III 65306

 

INSEGNAMENTI A.A. 2018/19

Letteratura e cultura inglese II (TTMI) 61323

Letteratura e cultura inglese III 65306

 

INSEGNAMENTI A.A. 2017/18

Lingua inglese II (LM) 61342

Letteratura e cultura inglese III 65306

 

INSEGNAMENTI A.A. 2016/17

Letteratura e cultura inglese I TTMI 61322