Vittorio Montemaggi

Associate Professor of Religion and Literature, Department of Romance Languages and

Vittorio Montemaggi

Concurrent Assistant Professor, Department of Theology


B.A., University of Cambridge; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Research Profile

Professor Montemaggi's interests include the relationship between literary and theological reflection, the relationship between language, truth and love, and the interconnections between the question of the relationship between theism and atheism and that of the relationship between tragedy and comedy. To date, his published work has focused primarily on Dante's Commedia, while his current research also comparatively explores, alongside the work of Dante, that of Primo Levi, Roberto Benigni, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Augustine, Gregory the Great and Aquinas.
His recent publications include: Dante's Commedia: Theology as Poetry (co-edited with Matthew Treherne, University of Notre Dame Press, 2010).

Contact Information

163 Decio Faculty Hall
Mailing Address:
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556