Guido and Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò Chair in Contemporary Italian Studies; Professor of Italian; Director of Graduate Studies
David Anthony Forgacs joins the Department of Italian Studies as holder of the newly endowed Guido and Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò Chair in Contemporary Italian Studies. He earned both his B.A. in English and his M.Phil. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Oxford (1975, 1977) and his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (1979). Previously, he taught at University College London, where he held the established Chair of Italian, at Royal Holloway University of London, University of Cambridge and University of Sussex.
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Dr. Forgacs is the author or editor of numerous works, including The Antonio Gramsci Reader (1989), Italian Cultural Studies (1996), Roberto Rossellini, Magician of the Real (2000) and Italy’s Margins: Photography, Writing and Social Exclusion Since 1861 (forthcoming). He has been awarded numerous research grants from organizations including the British Academy, Arts and Humanities Research Council, and Economic and Social Research Council.