Charles Speroni Endowed Chair

A photo of Roberta Morosini

Roberta Morosini

  • Speroni Chair, Fall 2019
  • Office: Royce Hall 340G
  • Office Hours: T 2-3pm, W 11am-12pm, by appointment

Roberta Morosini is Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures at Wake Forest University and the 2019-2020 Charles Speroni Endowed Chair at the Department of Italian at UCLA. She has a Ph.D. from McGill University in Italian Literature, with a specialization in Italian... » Read More

Charles Speroni Endowed Chair in Medieval and Renaissance Literature & Culture

Charles Speroni (1911-1984) was founder and first chairman of the Department of Italian at UCLA (1949-56), Dean of the College of Fine Arts, UCLA (1968-79), and he served as editor of the journal The Italian Quarterly. He was honored with the Alumni Award of Excellence for University Service by the UCLA Alumni Foundation (1984)


Prior Charles Speroni Visiting Professors

  • Arielle Saiber (Bowdoin College)
  • Zygmunt Baransky (University of Cambridge)
  • Lina Bolzoni (Università di Pisa)
  • Theodore Cachey (University of Notre Dame)
  • Paolo Cherchi (University of Chicago)
  • Paolo Fabbri (Universities of Bologna and Venice)
  • Monica Farnetti (University of Sassari)
  • Roberto Fedi (University for Foreigners, Perugia)
  • Giulio Ferroni (University of Rome)
  • Giorgio Ficara (University of Torino)
  • Valeria Finucci (Duke University)
  • Laura Giannetti (University of Miami)
  • Elisabetta Graziosi (University of Bologna)
  • Amilcare Iannucci (University of Toronto)
  • Alfonso Paolella (Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples)
  • Gabriele Pedullà (University of Rome III)
  • Meredith K. Ray (University of Delaware)
  • Alfredo Stussi (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
  • Natascia Tonelli (University of Siena)
  • Carlo Vecce (University of Naples, L’Orientale)
  • Stefano Velotti (University of Rome)
  • Sergio Zatti (University of Siena)