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ROCCO CORONATO

Associate Professor of English Literature
University of Padova

My research interests span the global Renaissance, with a focus on the relationships between England and Italy. I often focus on the comparative interplay between early modern art, culture and literature and the permanence of classical culture. Currently I am researching a book on the application of complexity, network theory, corpora and data visualization to literary interpretation

Biography

I have been a visiting scholar at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of Amsterdam, Harvard, The Warburg Institute, Brown University, and the University of Chicago.

I have taught courses on Medieval drama, Elizabethan and Jacobean literature, Milton and 16th-17th century poetry, 18th century satire and fiction, Romantic poetry, modern and contemporary English fiction and drama.

I have presented papers at Harvard, la Sorbonne, The Warburg Institute, Cambridge, Lisbon, Swansea, Reading, Durham, Liverpool, Chicago and several other universities.

I have written more than 60 articles, which have appeared for instance on _Connotations_, _The Ben Jonson Journal_, _New Comparison_ and_ The Shakespeare Yearbook_.

My monographs include:
1. _Shakespeare, Caravaggio, and the Indistinct Regard_ (New York-Abingdon, Routledge, 2017).
2. _Leggere Shakespeare_ (Rome, Carocci, 2017).
3. _La linea del serpente: caos e creazione in Milton, Sterne e Coleridge_ (Pisa, Pacini, 2012).
4. _Intorno a Shakespeare: re, delinquenti, predicatori, confessori_ (Rome, Aracne, 2012).
5. _La mano invisibile: Shakespeare e la conoscenza nascosta_ (Pisa, Pacini, 2011).
6. _Jonson Versus Bakhtin: Carnival and the Grotesque_ (Amsterdam–New York, Brill-Rodopi, 2003).
7. _Shakespeare’s Neighbors: Theory Matters in the Bard and His Contemporaries_ (Lanham–New York–Oxford, Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).

I have also edited a critical edition of C. Marlowe, _The Jew of Malta_ (Venice, Marsilio, 2007); W. Shakespeare, _The Tempest_ (Milan, Rizzoli, 2008); W. Shakespeare, _Twelfth Night_ (with translation); Coleridge, _The Rime of the Ancient Mariner_ (with translation).

My work in progress deals with the relationships between Shakespeare and complexity theory.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise


    Global Renaissance, with a focus on the relationships between England and Italy; early modern art, culture and literature and the permanence of classical culture; application of complexity, network theory, corpora and data visualization to literary interpretation

Books

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Articles

In _Shakespeare, Italy, and Transnational Exchange_, eds. E.De Francisci and C. Stamatakis, Routledge, 65-79

“The Unfinished in Michelangelo and _Othello_”


Published: May 16, 2017 by In _Shakespeare, Italy, and Transnational Exchange_, eds. E.De Francisci and C. Stamatakis, Routledge, 65-79
Authors: Rocco Coronato
Subjects: Literature, Art & Visual Culture

The article examines the penetration of Italian art theory in Renaissance England, especially focusing on the idea of the unfinished, as exemplified by Michelangelo, and its likely reflections and distortions in Iago's art of dissimulation

In _Shakespeare and the Visual Arts. The Italian Influence_, ed. M. Marrapodi, Abingdon-New York, Routledge, 2017, 178-9

“The Charm of Decapitation: Medusa in Caravaggio and Measure for Measure”


Published: Feb 22, 2017 by In _Shakespeare and the Visual Arts. The Italian Influence_, ed. M. Marrapodi, Abingdon-New York, Routledge, 2017, 178-9
Authors: Rocco Coronato

The article compares Caravaggio's Medusa with the classical tradition on the depiction of the horror beyond the grave and then ponders the hitherto unappreciated echoes of this tradition in _Measure for Measure_

_Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition_, ed. M. Marrapodi, Ashgate, 291-304

“Hamlet, Lando, or 'To Be or Not To Be' Paradoxically Explained”


Published: Jan 08, 2014 by _Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition_, ed. M. Marrapodi, Ashgate, 291-304
Authors: Rocco Coronato

The article analyses the early modern tradition of paradoxa and their circulation in Europe thanks to seminal figures like the Italian Ortensio Lando, and then uses this paradoxical framework to ponder the structure of the monologues in _Hamlet_, especially "To be or not to be"

Rivista di Letterature Moderne e Comparate 46:2(2013), pp.105-26

“What's in a (Family) Name? Shake-Scene, Shake-Bag, Shake-Speare”


Published: Jan 08, 2013 by Rivista di Letterature Moderne e Comparate 46:2(2013), pp.105-26
Authors: Rocco Coronato

a study of the earliest references to Shakespeare among his contemporaries and the internal references to his family names in the plays

La Questione Romantica 3:1(2011), pp. 29-40

“A sentimental journey through the body and other eighteenth-century automata”


Published: Jan 08, 2011 by La Questione Romantica 3:1(2011), pp. 29-40
Authors: Rocco Coronato
Subjects: Literature

a cross-study of eighteenth-century notions of automata and the debate on the soul/body relationship, with applications to Sterne

Rivista di Letterature Moderne Comparate 43:2(2010), 149-61

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Horizon in The Merchant of Venice”


Published: Jan 08, 2010 by Rivista di Letterature Moderne Comparate 43:2(2010), 149-61
Authors: Rocco Coronato
Subjects: Literature

an analysis of the geographical theory of the horizon and vision in the Renaissance and its application to The Merchant of Venice

In _Proteus: the Language of Metamorphosis_, ed. G. Ferzoco, M. Spunta e C. Dente. Ashgate, 93-101

“The Emergence of Priapism in The Two Gentlemen of Verona”


Published: Jan 08, 2005 by In _Proteus: the Language of Metamorphosis_, ed. G. Ferzoco, M. Spunta e C. Dente. Ashgate, 93-101
Authors: Rocco Coronato

early modern medical theories on the penis and its echoes in _The Two Gentlemen of Verona_

In _Babylon or New Jerusalem? Perceptions of the City in Literature_, ed. V. Tinkler-Villani. Rodopi, 27-42

“Ferrara in Volpone”


Published: Jan 08, 2005 by In _Babylon or New Jerusalem? Perceptions of the City in Literature_, ed. V. Tinkler-Villani. Rodopi, 27-42
Authors: Rocco Coronato

The article analyses the Schifanoia frescoes in Ferrara and their depiction of the ordered Renaissance city in juxtaposition with Jonson's _Volpone_

In _Innovation et Tradition de la Renaissance aux Lumières_, Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 65-74

“Angels Above _Bartholmew’s Fair_”


Published: Jan 08, 2002 by In _Innovation et Tradition de la Renaissance aux Lumières_, Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 65-74
Authors: Rocco Coronato

Biblical and early modern notions of angel and the messenger figure, compared with Jonson

In _Shakespeare and His Contemporaries in Performance_, ed. E.J. Esche. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000, 177-90

“The Italian Job... Graced Performance in the Commedia dell’Arte and Jonson..."


Published: Sep 08, 2000 by In _Shakespeare and His Contemporaries in Performance_, ed. E.J. Esche. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000, 177-90
Authors: Rocco Coronato
Subjects: Literature

Ideals of acting in the Commedia dell'arte compared with Jonson

 In _Young Charles V (1500-31)_, ed. A. Saint-Saens. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 163-79

“Charles V’s Bologna Coronation”


Published: Jan 08, 2000 by In _Young Charles V (1500-31)_, ed. A. Saint-Saens. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 163-79
Authors: Rocco Coronato

A cross-study of Charles I's Bologna Coronation and the rituals of kingship in _Richard II_

The Shakespeare Yearbook 10(1999), 85-96

“Hamlet and the Italian Widow”


Published: Jan 08, 1999 by The Shakespeare Yearbook 10(1999), 85-96
Authors: Rocco Coronato

early modern theories on the virtuous widow and their reflections in _Hamlet_

New Comparison: A Journal of Comparative and General Literary Studies 26(1998), 55-73

“Of Cucumbers and Men: The Male Bride from Plautus to Jonson”


Published: Jun 08, 1998 by New Comparison: A Journal of Comparative and General Literary Studies 26(1998), 55-73
Authors: Rocco Coronato

early modern notion of crossdressing in drama and Jonson's _Epicoene_

Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations 2.1(1998), 24-38

“Inducting Pocahontas”


Published: Jan 08, 1998 by Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations 2.1(1998), 24-38
Authors: Rocco Coronato

early modern visions of the new World, the history of Pocahontas and her visit to England, and the echoes of that presence in Jonson's masques

The Ben Jonson Journal 4(1997), 35-46

“Was It Just an Anecdote? Ben Jonson and the Eucharist, Paris 1612”


Published: Jan 08, 1997 by The Ben Jonson Journal 4(1997), 35-46
Authors: Rocco Coronato

early modern theories on the Eucharist and Jonson's French tour and masques

Connotations 6:2(1996-1997), 180-202

“‘Carnival Vindicated to Himself’? Reappraising Bakhtinized Ben Jonson”


Published: Jan 08, 1996 by Connotations 6:2(1996-1997), 180-202
Authors: Rocco Coronato

a summary of my PhD thesis on Bakhtin, carnival and the grotesque in Ben Jonson