Who I am:

I am a scholar, a poet and an associate professor of Italian Studies at the University of Ottawa, where I direct the Italian Program. In April 2016, I became President of the Canadian Association of Italian Studies. 



I have a laurea in political philosophy from the University of Venice, where I graduated cum laude with Professor Alessandro Biral as a supervisor. I also have an MA in medieval history and a PhD in Italian literature from the University of Illinois. My research interests concentrate on the crossroad of literature, philosophy and politics.



I published three poetry collections: Tigers and the CEO (Guernica, Fall 2014), Exhale, Exale, (Guernica, 2010) and Taprobana Tea (Campanotto, Udine 2010). I have widely published on Renaissance and contemporary literature and am presently working on a manuscript on political theater and on another one on possible worlds. 

With Patrizia Piredda, I have published an edited book on ethics and theater: La dimensione etica nel teatro italiano contemporaneo (Napoli, Guida, 2018).

With Charles Klopp, I co-edited Cronache dal cielo stretto (Forum, 2013), on writers of the Italian Northeast. I also coedited Mediterranoesis, on the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. 


Where I live: 

For most of the year I live in Ottawa, Canada. 

Copyright © 2017. Cristina Perissinotto.