Nuccio Ordine (1958-2023)

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Nuccio Ordine

Biography

Nuccio Ordine is Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Calabria and President of the Centro di Studi Telesiani, Bruniani e Campanelliani. He is a member of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and the Alexandrer von Humboldt Foundation, and has been a guest researcher or visiting professor at universities and research centres in Europe and the United States. He is director of editorial collections at Belles Lettres and Bompiani, and a regular contributor to the cultural section of Corriere della Sera. His main line of research is devoted to Giordano Bruno and sixteenth-century philosophical literature. His works include La cabala dell’asino (1987), Teoria della novella e teoria del riso nel’500 (1996), La soglia dell’ombra. Letteratura, filosofía e pittura in Giordano Bruno (2003), Contro il Vangelo armato. Giordano Bruno, Ronsard e la religione (2007), Le rendez-vous des savoirs. Littérature, philosophie et diplomatie à la Renaissance (2009), Trois couronnes pour un roi. La devise d’Henry III et ses mystères (2011) and the essay L’utilità dell’inutile. Manifesto (2013).