Marco Lettieri

Marco Lettieri

Visiting 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

I received my Ph.D in Italian studies from the University of Toronto with a dissertation on Alfonso D’Aragona’s manuscript edition of the Divina Commedia. I am currently working on publishing my doctoral dissertation which would provide a significant contribution to manuscript studies from a hermeneutical perspective. I have published numerous articles on Italian-Canadian studies in the journal of Italian Canadiana, specifically on the modern novel of the Italian diaspora into Canada and on tragedies of Italian-Canadian workers.

I have a very extensive teaching portfolio; I have taught introductory and intermediate language courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, at the University of Arizona, and at the University of Toronto. At the University of Toronto, I taught courses on Dante’s Divine Comedy, Mafia Cinema, and Digital Italian (a course I designed with the intention of advancing the student’s understanding of digital humanities). At all three institutions, I was the recipient of excellence in teaching awards.