Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science

Ernesto Livorni

Professor, Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate Advisor
Italian
752 Van Hise Hall
262-6048
Degree: 
PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Connecticut, 1990
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Ernesto Livorni is Professor of Italian Language and Literature, Comparative Literature and Religious Studies, at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

His scholarly publications include Avanguardia e tradizione: Ezra Pound e Giuseppe Ungaretti (1998) and T. S. Eliot, Montale e la modernità dantesca (forthcoming).

He also translated into Italian and edited Ted Hughes, Cave-Birds: Un dramma alchemico della caverna (2001). He has published articles in Italian and in English on medieval, modern and contemporary Italian literature, English and American literature, Italian-American literature, and comparative literature.

Livorni is the founding editor of L’ANELLO che non tiene: Journal of Modern Italian Literature. Livorni has also published three collections of poems: Prospettiche illusioni (1977-1983) (1987) (Illusions of Perspective), Nel libro che ti diedi. Sonetti (1985-1986) (1998) (In the Book That I Gave You. Sonnets) and L'America dei Padri (2005) (The Fathers’ America, forthcoming: New York: Bordighera Press, 2015). His last collection Onora il Padre e la Madre (Honor Thy Father and Mother) (Passignano sul Trasimeno (Perugia): Aguaplano – Officina del Libro, 2015) gathers new and collected poems.