Domenico Lovascio is Ricercatore of English Literature at Università degli Studi di Genova. He was awarded the 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Prize by the Italian Association of English Studies and was a Visiting Scholar at Sheffield Hallam University in 2016. His research interests lie in the literature and culture of the early modern period, with a particular focus on the reception of the Roman past in Elizabethan, Jacobean and Caroline drama.
In addition to the first English-Italian edition of Ben Jonson’s Catiline His Conspiracy (Genova: ECIG, 2011) and the monograph Un nome, mille volti. Giulio Cesare nel teatro inglese della prima età moderna (Roma: Carocci, 2015) – winner in 2016 of two National Literary Awards – his articles have been published or are forthcoming in English Literary Renaissance, The Ben Jonson Journal, Renaissance Studies, Early Theatre, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Early Modern Literary Studies, Borrowers and Lenders, Notes & Queries and the Arden Early Modern Drama Guide to William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
He edited an issue of Textus. English Studies in Italy on ‘The Uses of Rome in English Renaissance Drama’ with Lisa Hopkins and he is currently editing the Arden Early Modern Drama Guide to Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; ‘Shakespeare: Visions of Rome’, a special issue of Shakespeare; the collection of essays Roman Women in Early Modern English Drama for Medieval Institute Publications; and The Housholders Philosophie for a projected edition of The Collected Works of Thomas Kyd (gen. ed. Brian Vickers). He also contributes to the Lost Plays Database (ed. Roslyn L. Knutson, David McInnis and Matthew Steggle). Other current work in progress includes a monograph on the Roman plays in the John Fletcher canon.
He is the Italian advisor to the Oxford Marston.