Domenico Ingenito

Assistant Professor
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Keywords: Iran

Domenico Ingenito (born in 1982 in Vico Equense, Italy; Ph.D. Università di Napoli "L'Orientale") is Assistant Professor of Classical Persian at UCLA. He was a lecturer in Persian Literature at the University of Oxford (UK) from 2010 – 2013 and since 2009 he has taught Persian at the Harvard and Koç Universities Summer School in Ottoman Studies. His research interests center on pre-Modern Persian poetry – in particular the history of lyric genres at the intersection of eroticisms and politics –, rhetoric and prosody, hermeneutics, anthropology of ritual and symbolic representations (concepts of kingship, death elegies, poetry as a ritualized cultural performance), comparative literature (including Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan), hermeneutics and translations studies. Among his forthcoming publications: The Inaccessible Simplicity: Sa'di's Songs and His Imitators; 'Obayd Zākāni: Canzoni d'amore e versi osceni; "Tabrizis in Shiraz are worth less than a dog:" Saʿdī and Humām, a lyrical encounter", in Politics, Patronage and the Transmission of Knowledge in 13th - 15th Century Tabriz, ed. J. Pfeiffer, Brill, 2013.