Ph.D -- UCLA (2005), M.A. -- University of Virginia (1997), Laurea in Letteratura italiana moderna e contemporanea -- University of Parma (1992). Associate Professor. His research interests are varied, with scholarly publications on the writings of Machiavelli, Savonarola, and Tasso in the Renaissance period and, Alberto Savinio, Antonio Delfini, Tahar Lamri and Adriano Spatola in the Twentieth Century. Further interests are Italian Futurism, changing canon formations in the "new avant-garde" of the nineteen sixties in Italy, and the Partisan War in literature and film. His essays have appeared in several journals such as Studi Novecenteschi, Anterem, Rivista di studi italiani, Nuova prosa, Il Verri, Carte Italiane, NAE, Italica, Scritture migranti, L'illuminista, Italian Culture, ELQ, and Lectura Dantis Virginiana. His new book on experimental Italian writings in the XX Century (Scrivere Contro, Piacenza, Scritture) was published in 2010; other recent publications include the edition of a volume of the journal L'anello che non tiene, A. SPATOLA, The Position of Things. Collected Poems 1961-1989 (Green Integer, 2008), and the volume of studies on and for Luigi Ballerini, Balleriniana (Montanari, 2010). Prof. Cavatorta also specializes in the theory and practice of translation and cultural interchange. He has co-edited an anthology of contemporary Italian poetry, The Promised Land (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), and he's also the co-editor of a forthcoming major anthology of Italian poetry from Pier Paolo Pasolini to the present, Those Who from afar Look like Flies. (University of Toronto Press). He published his translations of several American poets into Italian in the anthologies, Nuova poesia Americana: San Francisco (Mondadori, 2006) and Nuova poesia Americana: New York (Mondadori, 2009). Recently, he published the translation of the experimental novel The Porthole by Adriano Spatola (Seismicity Editions, 2011). Last but not least, he is the co-author of Ponti sul terzo millennio, an intermediate level Italian textbook, mirror of his methodological interests in language pedagogy.