Roberto Maria Dainotto

Roberto Maria Dainotto

Professor of Romance Studies

External address: 217A Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708
Internal 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. M. Europe (in Theory). Duke University Press, 2007.

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

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

Dainotto, R., and Edna Goldstaub. Portrait of the Artist as a Blind Martyr. Edited by The Museum of Israeli Art and Ramat Gan, 1994.

Dainotto, R. M. “Introduction.” Italian Culture, vol. 35, no. 2, Sept. 2017, pp. 73–81. Scopus, doi:10.1080/01614622.2017.1258783. Full Text

Dainotto, R. Repblica de las Letras. Que es laliteratura europea?. Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2013, pp. 37–16.

Dainotto, R. Notes on Q6§32: Gramsci and the Dalits. Jan. 2013, pp. 75–86. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203762035. Full Text

Dainotto, R. “The Politics of the Event (Beginning)/Политика события (начало).” Личность Культура Общество, vol. XIV.1, 2012, pp. 57–108.

Dainotto, R. “Fredric Jameson: Postmodernit e Cultural Studi.” Moderna, vol. XIV, 2012, pp. 141–52.

Dainotto, R. World Literature and European Literature. Edited by Theo D. haen et al., Routledge, 2012, pp. 425–34.

Dainotto, R. Translating Laws: Montesquieu and the South. Edited by Federico Italiano and Michael R. ssner, Transcript Verlag, 2012, pp. 187–202.

Dainotto, R. “The Politics of the Event (Beginning)/Политика события (начало).” Личность Культура Общество, vol. XIV.1, no. 69–70, 2012, pp. 57–108.

Dainotto, R. M. “With plato in Italy: The value of literary fiction in napoleonic Italy.” Modern Language Quarterly, vol. 72, no. 3, Sept. 2011, pp. 399–418. Scopus, doi:10.1215/00267929-1275181. Full Text

Dainotto, R. “Gramsci's bibliographies.” Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, Mar. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1080/1354571X.2011.542981. Full Text


Dainotto, R. M. Gramsci and Labriola: Philology, philosophy of praxis. 2009, pp. 50–68. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203879078. Full Text

Dainotto, R. “The "other" Europe of Michele Amari: Orientalism from the south.” Nineteenth Century Contexts, vol. 26, no. 4, 2004, pp. 328–37. Scopus, doi:10.1080/08905490512331329330. Full Text

Dainotto, R. M. “The Jewish risorgimento and the questione Romana.” Italian Jewish Experience, edited by T. P. DiNapoli, no. 21, FORUM ITALICUM, 2000, pp. 107–15.