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ItalianSongWriters.com is not for profit.
It is intended for educational and scholarly purposes.
This site was developed by Francesco Ciabattoni thanks to a Grant-in-Aid by Georgetown University
A special thanks goes to:
Bridget Pupillo (Connecticut College) for assisting in the early stages of the translations.
Cesare Crova, Rachel Grasso, Nikole Sanchez, Zachary Penati Aguilar, Christina McGrath and Laura Martell.
Some translations are by students of Georgetown University and the University of Houston.
Special thanks to: Prof. Alessandro Carrera, Moores Professor and Director of Italian Studies at the University of Houston.
Sarah Annunziato (The University of Virginia)
Debora Bellinzani (University of Wisconsin)
Alessandro Carrera (University of Houston)
Paolo Chirumbolo (Louisiana State University)
Francesco Ciabattoni (Georgetown University)
Corrado Confalonieri (Wesleyan University)
Sara De Angelis (Independent Scholar)
Anthony Deldonna (Georgetown University)
Paolo Di Motoli (Università di Padova)
Cathy Ann Elias (De Paul University)
Claudio Giunta (Università di Trento)
Scott Kapuscinski (Queens College, CUNY)
Massimo Lajolo (Composer & Musician)
Simone Marchesi (Princeton University)
Mary Migliozzi (Villanova University)
Chris Newman (George Mason University)
Marianna Orsi (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu)
Sabrina Ovan (Scripps College)
Cristina Perissinotto (University of Ottawa)
Elena Porciani (Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”)
Bridget Pupillo (Connecticut College)
Fabio Romerio (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
Carlo Testa (University of British Columbia)
Julianne Van Wagenen (University of Michigan)
Francesco Ciabattoni is Professor in Italian Literature at Georgetown College. He received his Laurea in Lettere from the Università degli Studi di Torino and his PhD in Italian Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
Prof. Ciabattoni’s research focus lies on Dante and the middle ages, the twentieth century short story and the interplay of music and literature. He has published on Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, a book on the role of music in the Comedy (Dante’s Journey to Polyphony, University of Toronto Press, 2010), a book on the lyrics of Italy’s songwriters (La citazione è sintomo d’amore, Carocci, 2016) and edited volumes on Primo Levi and Boccaccio.
He has also published essays and poems in various international journals as well as a collection of original poems (Paradosso terrestre, Il filo, 2008).