Professor Emeritus of Italian and Spanish Literatures
Education: 

PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley, 1966

Program(s): Italian Studies

Paolo Cherchi focuses on the literature of the Middle Ages and late Renaissance. His interests include: Romance philology; Textual criticism, and comparative literature. His books and edited collections published in the last decade include: Andreas and the Ambiguity of Courtly Love (University of Toronto Press, 1994); La metamorfosi dell 'Adone (Longo Editore, Ravenna, 1996); ed. of Tomaso Garzoni, La Piazza universale di tutte le professioni del mondo (Turin, Einaudi, 2 vols., 1996); Polimatia di riuso - Mezzo secolo di plagio (1539-1589) (Bulzoni Editore, "L'Europa delle Corti", 1998); L'alambicco in bilioteca: distillati rari (Ravenna, Longo, 2000); Ministorie di microgeneri (Ravenna, Longo, 2003); and Il re Adone (Palermo, Sellerio, 1998). In the same period he has also edited three volumes of the Susan and Donald Mazzoni Seminar, and published one hundred fifteen essays and book reviews.

Selected Courses Taught

  • Poesia del Duecento
  • Dante
  • Petrarch
  • Marino
  • Umanesimo
  • Medieval Spanish Literature
  • Textual Criticism
  • Romance Philology