Teodoro Katinis is Associate Professor of Italian literature at the Department of Literary Studies (Ghent University). Among other fellowships, in 2015-2016 he was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Katinis holds a Ph.D. in Italian (Johns Hopkins University) and a Ph.D. in philosophy (Università degli Studi Roma Tre). His first monograph, on philosophy and medicine in Marsilio Ficino (Roma 2007), collects the results of his research on the medical literature in the Italian Renaissance; while the outcomes of other research subjects, including Platonism and its enemies in the political literature of the Renaissance, history of early-modern rhetoric, Torquato Tasso’s poems and poetics, and the early-modern dialogue, have been published in international journals and volumes. Katinis' monograph on Sperone Speroni and the rebirth of sophistry in the Italian Renaissance is published in the Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History Series (https://brill.com/abstract/title/34759).
Katinis' research focuses on the history and theory of rhetoric in the Neo-Latin and Italian tradition between Dante Alignieri and Emanuele Tesauro.
Katinis is Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (Springer, 2022), one of the founders of the Società Dante Alighieri-Gent, scientific director of the Lectura Dantis Series at Ugent, coordinator of the Italian Section at UGent, and co-Director of the Group of Early Modern Studies (GEMS).
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Lectura Dantis 2023
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