Michael Wyatt

Associate Director, 2008-2011


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Ph.D., Italian, Stanford University, 2000
S.T.B., Theology, Università Gregoriana, 1985
Ph.B., Philosophy, Università Gregoriana, 1980

Michael Wyatt works on the cultural histories of Italy, England, and France in the early modern period. Having Studied in Rome, he taught at Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C.) before pursuing graduate studies at Stanford. Teaching first at Northwestern Unversity and then at Wesleyan University, he returned to Italy in 2001 to complete the research for his first book, The Italian Encounter with Tudor England: A Cultural Politics of Translation (Cambridge University Press, 2005). A former fellow of Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, and co-editor with Deanna Shemek (UC Santa Cruz) of a volume in honor of the Italian cultural historians Armando Petrucci and Franca Nardelli, The Politics of Writing Relations, American Scholars in Italian Archives (Florence: Olschki, 2008), Wyatt is currently editing the interdisciplinary Cambridge Companion Guide to the Italian Renaissance, co-editing with Diego Pirillo (UC Berkeley) 'Devils Incarnate or Saints Angelifide'? Anglo-Italian Transactions in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, and working on a second monograph, John Florio and the Circulation of Stranger Cultures in Stuart England.