Speaker’s Circle @ ORA: guest Donato Santeramo

Prof. Donato Santeramo
Donato Santeramo

Donato Santeramo is the Head of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s University, in Kingston (Ontario).

He received his first degree from the University of Rome, La Sapienza  (Faculty of Letters and Philosophy) and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (Italian Studies).  He also holds appointments at the University of Rome II (Graduate School) and at Middlebury College, VT (Summer Language School).

Santeramo has been at Queen’s University since 1995 when he joined the Department of Spanish and Italian. He is cross-appointed to the Department of Drama and is associated with the Cultural Studies Graduate Program.

He has been visiting scholar/professor in several universities in North America and Europe and was theEmilio Goggio Chair Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Toronto (2005 & 2007).

Santeramo has published on Italian literature and theatre, Film and Semiotics. He has translated and staged works of contemporary Italian playwrights in Kingston, Toronto and New York.  He is on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals.

In 2005 Donato Santeramo was awarded the Queen’s University Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.

His most recent publications are: Luigi Pirandello: la parola, la scena ed il mito, “Pirandello, uno, due e tre”, “La struttura occulta: la teatralità de Il Fu Mattia Pascal”, “Craig contro. Dai primi manifesti futuristi al Convegno Volta”, “Pirandello e Craig la crisi della rappresentazione”, “Enrico IV the Perfect Theatrical Machine”, “Il bell’Antonio ovvero la fine della Storia”, “Dario Fo 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature” and “La Sagra del Signore della Nave tra simbolismo e allegoria”. He has also co-authored Deictic Verbal Constructions and co-edited The Sign in Theory and Practice (both with Marcel Danesi).

In 2005, he co-edited RED CARS: An original screenplay by David Cronenberg. He is currently working on an art exhibit in collaboration with Cronenberg: 46 Frames, From Cinema to Painting.

Santeramo is a member of several editorial boards of Italian journals dedicated to the fields of literature, theatre and film.

Associated with the Queen’s Cultural Studies Program.

Courses Taught

  • Studio panoramico della letteratura italiana
  • Pirandello’s Major Plays
  • Italian Literature and Film
  • From Fellini to Benigni
  • Dante
  • Dai romantici al D’Annunzio
  • Introduction to Semiotics
  • Introduction to Italian
  • Intermediate Italian
  • Advanced Italian
  • Sintassi e Traduzione
  • Traduzione e composizione

Contact

Phone: 613-533-2112
Office: Kingston Hall, Room 414
E-mail: ds19@queensu.ca

Department of Spanish & Italian
103 Stuart Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

(From the Queen’s University website)

Our other speakers on the panel include, Antonio Nicaso (writer), Paul Golini (developer), Luciano Volpe (entrepreneur) and Daniela Nardi (musician). More news to come on them… stay tune!

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