Filippo Naitana

Filippo Naitana

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

MPhil, PhD, Yale University

Modern Languages
College of Arts & Sciences 3  305

(203) 582-3334

IT 200Italian: Special Topics   -   Spring 2016
IT 201Intermediate Italian I   -   Spring 2016
IT 302Advanced Italian II   -   Spring 2016


Filippo Naitana holds a laurea in history from the University of Florence (Italy) and a Ph.D. in Italian studies from Yale University. He teaches courses in Italian language and culture, as well as seminars such as QU301 for the Honors Program, where he also serves on the Faculty Advisory Committee. Naitana's research interests include Dante and the classical tradition, the Renaissance in a Mediterranean context, and the Italian discovery of American modernism.

Selected Publications

“Mediterranean Renaissance: Savino Bobali’s Canzoniere Adriatico.” Italian Poetry Review. (Forthcoming.)

“Reading One’s Way to Happiness: Dante, Cicero and the Promise of the Greeks.” Dante and the Greeks. Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Humanities. Ed. Jan Ziolkowski. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Library and Collection/Harvard University Press, 2014, 141-161.

“Dante’s Commedia between Ethics and a Poetics of Happiness”. New Voices in Dante Criticism, Ed. Joseph Luzzi. Dante Studies 131 (2013); 119-142.

“I beni dei Pazzi all’indomani della congiura. Un ‘passaporto’ per la storia delle relazioni fra Firenze e Ragusa [Dubrovnik] nel Medioevo.” Quaderni Medievali 47 (1999); 41-75.

“Ragusa nella storiografia medievistica dell’ultimo cinquantennio.” Quaderni Medievali 46 (1999): 276-82.

“La Ragusa medievale fra annalistica e storiografia.” Archivio Storico Italiano CLIV (1996): 411-35.