Marco  Lettieri

Marco Lettieri

Lecturer, Italian


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2019
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 2009

Research areas

  • Manuscript editions of Dante’s Divine Comedy
  • The illuminated manuscript tradition and the hermeneutical perspective of the visible parlare
  • Italian mafia cinema, the Sergio Leone effect on Quentin Tarantino
  • Pedagogy and digital humanities

About Marco Lettieri

My research interests are in Italian language pedagogy and Medieval and Renaissance studies. I have taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Arizona, University of Toronto, and in the Italian School of Middlebury College. I have designed and taught a considerable variety of language and culture courses at all levels of instruction (in person and online) as well as seminar classes on Dante and Italian cinema. I have received several teaching excellence awards and have presented my research at various academic conferences, including AATI/ACTFL.

My most recent peer-reviewed publications include: 

Word and Image in Alfonso d’Aragona’s Manuscript Edition of the “Divina Commedia” (Firenze: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2021)

“A Note on the Transition from Face-to-Face to Online Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic” (Cultura e Comunicazione, XI. 18 Febbraio 2021. Special Issue: Covid-19 dalla narratività mass mediatica alla didattica a distanza. Massimo Vedovelli, ed.).