Thomas E. Peterson is Professor of Italian at the University of Georgia. He has an M.A. in Italian from UC Berkeley (1981) and a Ph.D. in Italian Studies from Brown University (1986). He has research interests in Dante, Petrarch, Tasso; 19th and 20th century Italian literature; film studies; and the philosophy of education. His books include The Paraphrase of an Imaginary Dialogue: The Poetics and Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini (Peter Lang, 1994), The Ethical Muse of Franco Fortini (University Press of Florida, 1997), Alberto Moravia (Twayne, 1996), The Rose in Contemporary Italian Poetry (University Press of Florida, 2000), and The Revolt of the Scribe in Modern Italian Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2010).