Dr. Donato Santeramo earned his “laurea” in Lettere e filosofia from the University of Rome La Sapienza and received his Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto. His research has been primarily in the areas of 20th-century Italian theatre and literature, literary studies and semiotics.
His most recent publications are: Luigi Pirandello: la parola, la scena ed il mito, “Pirandello, uno, due e tre”, “La struttura occulta: la teatralità de Il Fu Mattia Pascal”, “Craig contro. Dai primi manifesti futuristi al Convegno Volta”, “Pirandello e Craig la crisi della rappresentazione”, “Enrico IV the Perfect Theatrical Machine”, “Il bell’Antonio ovvero la fine della Storia”, “Dario Fo 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature” and “La Sagra del Signore della Nave tra simbolismo e allegoria”. He has also co-authored Deictic Verbal Constructions and co-edited The Sign in Theory and Practice (both with Marcel Danesi).
In 2005, he co-edited RED CARS: An original screenplay by David Cronenberg. He is currently working on an art exhibit in collaboration with Cronenberg: 46 Frames, From Cinema to Painting.
He has also translated and directed several plays and staged them in Kingston, Toronto and New York.
Dr. Santeramo is a member of several editorial boards of Italian journals dedicated to the fields of literature, theatre and film.
Associated with the Queen's Cultural Studies Program.
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