Marco Formisano

  • Ghent University
  • Department of Literatures
  • Professor of Latin Literature

Marco Formisano is Professor of Latin Literature at Ghent University (Belgium). In his research he focuses in particular on the literature of late antiquity, both poetry and prose; ancient literature of knowledge and its tradition (in particular the art of war); martyr acts; Latin panegyric; masochism and literature. He is currently working on two monographs: Unlearning the Classics. Studies on Late Latin Textuality and The Furred Venus. Masochism and Latin Literature. He is the editor of the series “The Library of the Other Antiquity” (Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg), devoted to the literature of late antiquity and its reception. Before coming to Ghent, he was Lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin; Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Universities of Pavia and Palermo; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin; Fritz Thyssen Fellow; Frances Yates Fellow at the Warburg Institute, London; Research Associate at the Italian Academy for Advanced Study at Columbia University. He is currently a Fellow at the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata at Cologne University.