Francesco Cotticelli

Francesco - Cotticelli

Visit Dates: 2016-17

Visiting Italian Fulbright
Professor of Theatre Studies
Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Research Interests
  • European Theatre
  • History
  • Commedia dell'arte

Francesco Cotticelli joined the Institute during the spring 2017 semester as a Distinguished Visiting Italian Fulbright. Currently Professor of Theatre Studies at Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli," he specializes in the theatrical life in Europe between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with particular focus on the social capital of Naples and its connections with other European capitals. An expert in both archival research and the history of ideas, Prof. Cotticelli has edited and published widely and has held visiting positions at Yale University, the Institut für Film-, Medien- und Theaterwissenschaft at the University of Vienna, and at Ohio State University. While pursuing his research at Notre Dame, Prof. Cotticelli teaches students the history of the commedia dell'arte and is organizing a giornata di studi dedicated to the role of diplomacy in the history of European theatre.