Armando Maggi is Professor of Italian Literature in the department of Romance Languages & Literatures and also teaches in the Committee on the History of Culture. A scholar of both Renaissance and contemporary culture, Maggi recently published the first modern edition of L’innamorato by Brunoro Zampeschi (1565), as well as The Resurrection of the Body: Pier Paolo Pasolini from Saint Paul to Sade (Chicago 2009). He is also interested in Italian baroque prose and poetry. In addition to his books, he has authored over 70 essays. His current projects include an analysis of fairy tales, a study of early modern Italian and Spanish views on the apocalypse, and translations of major texts by Girolamo Cardano, an Italian Renaissance philosopher.