Domenico Ingenito

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E-mail: Phone: 310-206-1391 Office: 370 Kaplan Hall


PhD, Persian Language and Literature, Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Italy (2012)
Proficiency in Persian Language and Literature, Dehkhoda Institute (University of Tehran), Iran (2008)
MA, Comparative Literature (Persian and French), Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Italy (2007)
BA, Communication Sciences and Semiotics (Persian and Arabic), Università di Bologna, Italy (2004)


  • Pre-Modern Persian poetry (in particular the history of lyric genres at the intersection of eroticisms and politics)
  • Rhetoric and prosody
  • Hermeneutics
  • Anthropology of ritual and symbolic representations (concepts of kingship, death elegies, poetry as a ritualized cultural performance)
  • Comparative literature (including Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan)
  • Translations studies
  • Gender studies
  • Material culture and its literary reflections
  • Geopoetics and literary archaeology


  • Introduction to Classical Persian Poetry (Iranian 103A, Iranian 103B)
  • Comparative Study of Six Major Persian Poets (Iranian 120)
  • Persian Belles Lettres Adabiyyat (Iranian 140)
  • Persian Analytical Prose – Mystical Cardiology: al-Ghazali and the Science of the Heart (Iranian 141)
  • Survey of Persian literature in English (Iranian 150A)
  • Classical Persian Texts (Iranian 220A, Iranian 220B)