Domenico Lovascio


Domenico Lovascio is Ricercatore of English Literature at Università degli Studi di Genova. He received the Ben Jonson Discoveries Award for outstanding contribution to The Ben Jonson Journal in 2020. He was awarded the 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Prize by the Italian Association of English Studies and was a Visiting Scholar at Sheffield Hallam University in 2016.

In addition to the first English-Italian edition of Ben Jonson’s Catiline His Conspiracy (Genova: ECIG, 2011) and the monograph Un nome, mille volti. Giulio Cesare nel teatro inglese della prima età moderna (Roma: Carocci, 2015) – winner in 2016 of two National Literary Awards – his articles and chapters have been published in English Literary RenaissanceRenaissance StudiesEarly TheatreMedieval and Renaissance Drama in EnglandEarly Modern Literary StudiesBorrowers and LendersNotes & Queries and the Arden Early Modern Drama Guide to William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

He is the Italian advisor to the Oxford edition of The Complete Works of John Marston (gen. ed. Martin Butler and Matthew Steggle) and a contributor to the Lost Plays Database (gen. ed. Roslyn Knutson, David McInnis and Matthew Steggle). He has edited an issue of Textus. English Studies in Italy on ‘The Uses of Rome in English Renaissance Drama’ with Lisa Hopkins; the Arden Early Modern Drama Guide to Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; ‘Shakespeare: Visions of Rome’, a special issue of Shakespeare (the journal of the British Shakespeare Association); and the collection Roman Women in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries for Medieval Institute Publications.

He is currently editing The Householder’s Philosophy for an edition of The Collected Works of Thomas Kyd (gen. ed. Brian Vickers) to be published by Boydell & Brewer. Other current work in progress includes two books for Manchester University Press: the monograph John Fletcher’s Rome: Questioning the Classics for the Revels Plays Companion Library series and a modern-spelling critical edition of Fletcher and Massinger’s The False One for the Revels Plays series.

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