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Armando Rotondi

History and Theory

Armando Rotondi is a scholar, lecturer and research fellow in the fields of Theatre and Performing Arts, Comparative Drama and Literature, Translation, Film, and Cultural Studies.

After a BA at the University of Naples “Federico II” and an MA at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, he achieved his PhD at the University of Strathclyde, under the supervision of Joseph Farrell, in 2012. He has been PG Assistant in Literature and Film Studies at the University of Strathclyde (2008-2011), then Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Naples “Federico II” (2012-2013), Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland, 2013-2014), Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bucharest (Romania, 2013), Lecturer in Literature and in Theatre Production at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” (2014-2016), and Adjunct Professor at the University of Verona (2014-2016).

He is a founding member of INIT – International Network of Italian Theatre, and President of IDEA – Intercultural Development for Environment and Arts, a cultural network based in Naples (Italy). In addition, he is Artistic Director of “DieciLune – Festival dell’Autore” and “Ad Est del Mondo – Teatri e Storie da Orizzonti Vicini”.

As a scholar, Armando has been author of: 6 authored books; 2 edited books; 18 articles in peer-reviewed journals; 21 book chapters; 3 edited plays; 4 published translations; 2 forthcoming translations; 6 academic reviews; 53 voices in Dictionaries/Encyclopaedia; 4 invited lectures; 37 papers delivered at international conferences (UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Romania, India, Czech Republic).

He is also co-editor of “Mise en Abyme. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Arts” and theatre/film critic for many magazines (e.g. EffettoNapoli, AsiaExpress).

As a practitioner, Armando is author of staged plays, such as L’accusa. Giudizio e morte dei coniugi Ceausescu (2016), and worked with prominent artist such as Andy Arnold (as translator from English into Neapolitan of Monaciello, at Napoli Teatro Festival Italia 2009) and Giovanni Meola.