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Professor Stefano Cracolici

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Affiliations
Affiliation
Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Co-Director in the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture
Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Biography

Stefano Cracolici is Professor of Italian art and literature at Durham University. He received a Medical Doctor degree from the Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany (1994), a laurea in Italian Literature from the Università degli Studi di Trento (1995), an MA (1996) and PhD in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto (2000). He has joined the School of Modern Languages in 2007, after working as Assistant Professor of Italian (tenure-track) at Dartmouth College (2000-02) and the University of Pennsylvania (2002-06). He has published on Leon Battista Alberti, courtly poetry, the medical and humanistic discourse on love, the Roman Academy of Arcadia, 19th-century art in Europe and the Americas, and Italian cinema. He has been Scholar in Residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, visiting professor at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and UK-Mexico Visiting Chair at the UNAM and the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico). His research has been supported by the AHRC, British Academy and Leverhulme Trust. He has been Scholar in Residence at the Getty Research Institute, visiting professor at the University of São Paulo, UK-Mexico Visiting Chair at the UNAM, director of the Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art at Durham University, and, most recently, Francesco De Dombrowski Visiting Professor at the Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.

Research interests

  • Medieval and Renaissance Italian culture
  • Humanism, medicine, and physiognomy
  • Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472)
  • Visual culture (art, cinema, architecture)
  • Academy of Arcadia
  • 18th-Century Italian Art and Literature
  • 19th Century Latin American Art
  • Italian Cinema

Esteem Indicators

  • 2021: Visiting Fellow at the Villa I Tatti, The Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies:
  • 2019: Visiting Chair at the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil):
  • 2018: UK-Mexico Visiting Chair (Cátedra itinerante): Sponsored by the Mexican Government, the visiting professorship post was hold at the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
  • 2009: Member of Research Panel 5 (Modern Languages and Linguistics) of the Arts and Humanities Research Council:

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