Domenico Pietropaolo Principal BSc, MA, PhD (University of Toronto)
An alumnus of St. Michael’s College, Domenico Pietropaolo is a specialist in drama and Italian literature. His main research interests are in Dante studies, dramaturgy, and Italian literary history, and include the relationship between science and the arts. His publications include numerous articles on Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment and on various periods of theatre history. He is also the editor of the journal Scripta Mediterranea. His most recent book (with M.A. Parker) is The Baroque Libretto (2011). Among his other publications are Dante Studies in the Age of Vico (1989) and several edited volumes of essays, including The Science of Buffoonery: Theory and History of the Commedia dell’Arte (1989), Goldoni and the Musical Theatre (1995), and The Performance Text (1999). He has co-edited Theatre and the Visual Arts (2001) and Modernism and Modernity in the Mediterranean World (2006).