Armando Maggi

Romance Languages and Literatures

Armando Maggi is Professor of Italian Literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Committee on the History of Culture. His scholarship includes works on Renaissance and baroque culture, literature, and philosophy, with particular focus on treatises on love, books of emblems, and religious texts. He is also an expert of Christian mysticism, with works on medieval, Renaissance, and baroque women mystics. He is the author of In the Company of Demons: Unnatural Beings, Love, and Identity in the Italian Renaissance (University of Chicago Press, 2006) and Satan’s Rhetoric: A Study of Renaissance Demonology (University of Chicago Press, 2001). He is currently working on “Preserving the Spell,” a book exploring the Western interpretation of folk and fairy tales.