Demetrio S. Yocum
Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.A., Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, Italy;
Ph.D., Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Demetrio Yocum's scholarly interests are varied, but center mainly on Italian and English languages and literatures, which reflect his own background as a bilingual Italian-American. Since returning to the United States in 2004, Professor Yocum has been researching issues in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature, particularly Petrarch's views on monasticism and church reform. He has translated Raniero Cantalamessa’s book, Easter: Meditations on the Resurrection (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2006); published an article on Petrarch in the journal Religion and the Arts (2007); reviewed books for the journal Annali d’Italianistica (2008-09); presented papers on Petrarch at the last three MLA Conventions (2006-08); assisted in editing the volume Petrarch and Dante (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009). He is currently revising his papers on Petrarch for publication, and, as the coordinator of the Opera del vocabolario italiano (OVI) Program at Notre Dame, he revises and writes entries for the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO).