Teodoro Katinis

Teodoro Katinis is research professor of Italian Literature at the Department of Literary Studies (Ghent University). In 2015, he was awarded with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship for a project on the reception of ancient sophists in the Renaissance with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice as host institution.
This project’s results are now available in Katinis’ second monograph Sperone Speroni and the Debate over Sophistry in the Italian Renaissance (Brill, 2018). Katinis holds a Ph.D. in Italian (Johns Hopkins University) and a Ph.D. in philosophy (Università degli Studi Roma Tre). His first monograph, on philosophy and medicine in Marsilio Ficino (Roma 2007), collects the first results of his research on the medical literature in the Italian Renaissance; while the outcomes of other research subjects, including Platonism and its enemies in the political literature of the Renaissance, Torquato Tasso’s poems and poetics, and the early-modern dialogue, have been published in international journals and volumes. Katinis’ research project at UGent aims at studying the vernacular medical texts published in the 16th and 17th century primarily in Venice and translated in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Latin for a European public. Thanks to the participation of Ph.D. students and colleagues from a variety of fields, this project will focus on textual materials of any genre that address a broad public of any social class and gender with innovative rhetorical strategies for a wide dissemination of the medical knowledge.