Filippo Screpanti is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Studies at Duke University pursuing a dual-track program in French and Italian Literature with a focus on the 16th and 17th centuries. His dissertation “Sixteenth and Seventeenth-century Mediterranean Piracy, Privateering, Captivity, and Apostasy in French Literature and Culture – Fact and Fiction” investigates the multifaceted relationship between the history of confrontation, exchange and integration in the early modern Western Mediterranean and its cultural representation in the French and Italian fictional and non -fictional production.
Before coming to Duke University, he studied at the University of Colorado - Boulder (M.A.) and the University of Rome (B.A.). His research interests include Early Modern Mediterranean Studies, Orientalism, Travel Literature, and Cultural Studies.
Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants
Duke Bass Digital Education Scholarship fellow awarded by Bass Family (2019 to 2020)
Summer Institute: Virtual and Augmented Reality (v/AR) in the Humanities awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (2019)
International Dissertation Research Travel awarded by Duke Graduate School (2017)
Council of European Studies Fellow awarded by Duke University Council of European Studies (2016 to 2017)
Bass Connection Interdisciplinary Research awarded by Bass Family (2016 to 2017)
Professional Development Grant awarded by Duke Graduate School (2016)
School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University awarded by Duke Graduate School (2016)
Duke-Bologna-Virginia Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory awarded by Duke Graduate School (2015)
Screpanti, Filippo. “Jean de Thevenot’s Relation d’un voyage fait au Levant (1664).” Christian Muslim Relations. a Bibliographical History, edited by David Thomas and Barbara Roggema, vol. 13, Brill, 1 Aug. 2019.
Filippo, Screpanti. “Albert Jouvin de Rochefort’s Le voyageur d'Europe, où est le voyage de Turquie qui comprend la Terre Sainte et l'Egypte (1672).” Christian Muslim Relations. a Bibliographical History, edited by David Thomas and Barbara Roggema, vol. 13, Brill, 1 Aug. 2019.