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. Europe (in Theory). Duke University Press, 2007.

Dainotto, RM. Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000.

Dainotto, RM. Racconti americani del novecento. Milano: Einaudi Scuola, 1999.

Dainotto, R, and Goldstaub, E. Portrait of the Artist as a Blind Martyr. Ed. TMOI Art and R Gan. 1994.

Dainotto, RM. "Introduzione." Italian Culture 35.2 (July 3, 2017): 73-81. Full Text

Dainotto, R. "Notes on Q6§32: Gramsci and the Dalits." (January 1, 2013): 75-86. (Chapter) Full Text

Dainotto, R. "The Politics of the Event (Beginning)/Политика события (начало)." Личность Культура Общество XIV.1 (2012): 57-108.

Dainotto, R. "Fredric Jameson: Postmodernit e Cultural Studi." Moderna XIV (2012): 141-152.

Dainotto, R. "World Literature and European Literature." Ed. TD haen, D Damrosch, and D Kadir. (2012): 425-434. (Academic Article)

Dainotto, R. "Translating Laws: Montesquieu and the South." Ed. F Italiano and MR ssner. (2012): 187-202. (Academic Article)

Dainotto, R. "The Politics of the Event (Beginning)/Политика события (начало)." Личность Культура Общество XIV.1.69-70 (2012): 57-108. (Academic Article)

Dainotto, RM. "With plato in Italy: The value of literary fiction in napoleonic Italy." Modern Language Quarterly 72.3 (September 1, 2011): 399-418. Full Text

Dainotto, R. "Gramsci's bibliographies." Journal of Modern Italian Studies 16.2 (March 1, 2011). (Review) Full Text