Andrea Celli

Assistant Professor


Areas of Expertise

– Italian and Mediterranean studies (13th-16th centuries)

– History of literary criticism

– History of ideas, with a focus on early-modern representations of Islam and twentieth century Islamic studies

– Intercultural studies and transcultural poetics

 

Bio:

Andrea Celli graduated in “Letteratura moderna” at the Univerità di Padova (Italy), where he also received his PhD Degree in “Filologia italiana ed Ermeneutica” (2004).

In 2012-2013 he spent one year as a visiting fellow at the School of Advanced Study (Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies – University of London). From 2007 to 2014 he lectured “Ermeneutica e Storia della Critica” at the MA in “Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana” (University of Lugano, Switzerland).

He has published several monographs, essays, and chapters, and translated a number of works from French and Arabic authors (e.g. Louis Massignon and Adonis). His current projects include a study on re-readings of the narratives of Hagar and Ishmael in counter-Reformation discourses on Islam; a monograph on Islam in early-modern Mediterranean Europe, and an Italian translation of Ernst Kantorowicz’s Das Wesen der muslimischen Handwerkerverbaende.

Contact Information
Emailandrea.celli@uconn.edu
Office LocationOak 247
Office HoursTuesday 11-12 am or by appointment
Linkhttps://uconn.academia.edu/AndreaCelli