Skip navigation to content

Dr Claudia Rossignoli, Lecturer

Dr Claudia RossignoliContact Information

cr41@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: 01334 463660
Office: Buchanan 207

Module surgery hours:
Tuesday 11-1

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

My research interests centre on Renaissance literature and culture, with a particular focus on the legacy of Humanism, on philosophy and exegesis, on the debates on literary writing and the definition of linguistic and literary models. Working on linguistic and interpretative theories has led me toinvestigate the mediating function and creative use of translation in Renaissance culture, especially with reference to the dissemination of Reformation texts, approaches and ideas in sixteenth-century Italy. My current project is the critical edition of Lodovico Castelvetro’s commentary to Dante’s Inferno, complemented by a monograph on the use of dialectics in Italian Renaissance literary criticism.

My teaching in Italian directly reflects my research interests, including the early periods of Italian literature (especially Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio), and Renaissance literature and culture in all its genres and performative formats. My modules aim to explore the multiplicity and experimentalism of Renaissance literary production whilst emphasizing the forceful theoretical framework that informs Renaissance culture in all its creative manifestations. My expertise extends to modern authors, such as Foscolo, Leopardi, Verga and Pirandello, and I also contribute to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in Comparative Literature and Mediaeval Studies.

With Robert Wilson, I organize the Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana, a lecture series that brings to St Andrews experts in Dante from all over the world to deliver public lectures on individual cantos of the Comedy.

I welcome enquiries from postgraduate students on all aspects of Mediaeval and Renaissance Italian literature and culture, especially relating to literary criticism and poetics, language and translation, interpretation and commentaries, heresy and religious dissent.

See also

Spotlight on Current Research: Claudia Rossignoli (Italian Dept)

Publications

Interpreting Dante:Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary
Rossignoli, C. (ed.) & Nasti, P. (ed.), 2013, Notre Dame (IN): University of Notre Dame Press. (The Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Prediction, prophecy and predestination: eternalising poetry in the Commedia
Rossignoli, C., Dec 2016, Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy. Corbett, G. & Webb, H. (eds.). Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, Vol. 2. https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0100.10
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Dialoghi di m. Speron Speroni, nuovamente ristampati, & con molta diligenza riveduti, & corretti (Venice: 1546)
Rossignoli, C., Jun 2014, Daniele Barbaro (1514-70): In and Beyond the Text. University of St Andrews, p. 6-12 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Castelvetro on Dante: Tradition, Innovation and Mockery in the Sposizione
Rossignoli, C., 2013, Interpreting Dante: Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary. Nasti, P. & Rossignoli, C. (eds.). Notre Dame (IN): University of Notre Dame Press, p. 359-388 30 p. (The William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature; vol. 13).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Dar materia di ragionamento': Strategie interpretative della Sposizione
Rossignoli, C., 2007, Lodovico Castelvetro: Filologia e ascesi. Gigliucci, R. (ed.). Bulzoni Editore, p. 91-113
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Playing with the afterlife: Dante’s otherworlds in the digital age
Rossignoli, C., 29 Sep 2019, In : Games and Culture. Online First https://doi.org/10.1177/1555412019872578
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

‘L’ufficio dello ’nterprete’: Castelvetro Translator of Melanchthon
Rossignoli, C., Nov 2013, In : Italian Studies. 68, 3, p. 317-339 23 p. https://doi.org/10.1179/0075163413Z.00000000046
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Una possibile fonte di Castelvetro: Le postille dell'incunabolo a.K.1.13 della Biblioteca Estense di Modena
Rossignoli, C., Jul 2003, In : Rivista di Studi Danteschi. 3, 2, p. 351-380
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Andrea Rizzi, 'Vernacular Translators in Quattrocento Italy: Scribal Culture, Authority, and Agency', reviewed by Claudia Rossignoli
Rossignoli, C., 2019, In : Renaissance Quarterly. 72, 2, p. 583-585 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

J. Steinberg, 'Accounting for Dante: Urban Readers and Writers in Late Medieval Italy'
Rossignoli, C., 2008, In : Renaissance Quarterly. 61, p. 137-139 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

Orlando Furioso: An Epic for All Times
Rossignoli, C., Jan 2016, 4 p. Scottish Opera.
Research output: Other contribution