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

Marco received his Ph.D in Italian studies from the University of Toronto with a dissertation on Alfonso D’Aragona’s manuscript edition of the Divina Commedia. He is currently working on publishing his doctoral dissertation which would provide a significant contribution to manuscript studies from a hermeneutical perspective. He has 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.

Marco has a very extensive teaching portfolio -- he has 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, he taught courses on Dante’s Divine Comedy, Mafia Cinema, and Digital Italian (a course he designed with the intention of advancing the student’s understanding of digital humanities). At all three institutions, he was the recipient of excellence in teaching awards.