Antonio Rutigliano's teaching and research interests include Greek, Roman and medieval literature; romance languages; Renaissance Studies; Dante, Virgil, Boethius and Machiavelli; French, Spanish and Italian cinema; medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art; philosophy and the transformation of the noumenon into phenomenon. His Gallatin courses have included “Fate and Free Will in the Epic Tradition;” “The Spirit of the Comic, the Spirit of the Times;” “Classic Texts and Contemporary Life;” “Dante and the Bible;” “Dante’s World” and the “Medieval Mind.” Since 1982, Rutigliano has directed and taught seminars abroad for SCPS on Greek and Roman civilization in Sicily; Etruscan civilization in Latium and Tuscany; “From the Medieval Commune to the Renaissance City-state in Tuscany;” “Al Andalus: the Muslim legacy of Medieval Spain” in Andalucia. He has received Gallatin’s Student Choice Award as well as the SCPS Award For Outstanding Service. He is an honorary Member of Casa Dante in Florence, and he has received Italy’s Gold Medal for Civic Merit from the Comune di Bitetto. He is professor in residence of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. His publications include Lorenzetti's Golden Mean (Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. 1992); “Art and Liminality” in Greg Wyatt, Transatlantic Bridges Through Sculpture (Newington-Cropsey Foundation, 2006); “Icarus” in Empedocles (Museo Regionale di Agrigento, 2008). He is currently working on a collection of medieval women’s trials: The Song of the Cicadas.
B.A. Spanish & French, Davis & Elkins College, 1974 M.A.T., Fordham University, 1976 M.A. Modern European History, New York University, 1981 Ph.D. Early Modern European History, New York University, 1989