Matteo Leta holds a PhD from the Sorbonne University, co-supervised by the University of Calabria, with a thesis on magic and alchemy in Renaissance literature. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut for the History of Science. He was awarded a one-year research fellowship at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples. His book, Le trompeur trompé: la représentation littéraire du charlatan à la Renaissance to be published by Les Belles Lettres, is currently in press. He has published several articles on the representation of otherness and heterodoxy in Renaissance theatre. He contributes to the Digital Pléiade research project of the University of Verona and is a member of several international research groups, such as EMoDiR and Cornucopia.