Roberto Maria Dainotto

Roberto Maria Dainotto

Professor of Literature

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, RM. "Made in Italy. Look e identit nazionale nell’ Italia del dopoguerra." Segno 219 (October 2000): 47-60.

Roberto Dainotto, . "A South with a View: Europe and its Other." Nepantla: Views from the South I.2 (2000): 375-390. (Academic Article)

Roberto Dainotto, . "Vico's Beginnings and Ends: Variations on the Theme of Origins of Language." Annali d'Italianistica 18 (2000): 13-28. (Academic Article)

Dainotto, RM. ""All the regions do smilingly revolt": The literature of place and region." Critical Inquiry 22.3 (January 1, 1996): 486-505. Full Text

Dainotto, RM. "The Excremental Sublime: The Postmodern Literature of Blockage and Release." Ed. E Amiran and J Unsworth. (1994): 133-172.

Dainotto, RM. "Canon/Gender/Praxis." Ed. M Corona and G Lom-. (1993).

Roberto Dainotto, . "Myth and Carnival in Robert Coover’s Public Burning." Rivista di Studi Nord-Americani 3 (1992): 5-22. (Academic Article)