Roberto Maria Dainotto

Roberto Maria Dainotto

Professor of Romance Studies

External address: 
217A Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
Office Hours: 
TH 3:00-4:30pm, or by appointment

Modern and contemporary Italian culture. Publications include Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities (Cornell UP, 2000); Europe (in Theory) (Duke UP, 2007); The Mafia: A Cultural History (Reaction Books, 2015);  and the edited volume Racconti Americani del ‘900 (Einaudi, 1999). Work in progress: a monograph on Antonio Labriola.


  • Ph.D., New York University 1995
  • M.A., New York University 1990

Dainotto, R. “Documento, realismo e reale.” Edited by Antonio Vitti, 2008, 99–120.

Dainotto, R. M. “Between salt water and holy water: A history of southern Italy.” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 11, no. 2 (June 2006): 244–46.

Dainotto, R. “Giosu Carducci,” 2006.

Dainotto, R. “Aleardo Aleardi,” 2006.

Dainotto, R. “The Discreet Charm of the Arabist Theory.” European History Quarterly 36, no. 1 (2006): 7–29.

Dainotto, R. “The European-ness of Italy: Categories and Norms.” Annali D’Italianistica 24 (2006): 19–40.

Dainotto, R. M. “White, red, green ... and sky-blue. Maps and colors of political Italy.” Journal of Modern Italian Studies 10, no. 1 (March 2005): 110–11.