Diego Símini

Diego Símini is profesor titular at the Università del Salento (Lecce, Italy) and Doctor in Hispanic Philology. As a member of the DICAT group, directed by Teresa Ferrer, he is currently working on the projects CATCOM. Las comedias y sus representantes. Base de datos de las comedias mencionadas en la documentación teatral (1540-1700) and Patrimonio teatral clásico español: textos e instrumentos de investigación, coordinated by Joan Oleza within the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 programme, both of which are funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

His research has focused on the plays of Spanish Golden Age playwrights such as Antonio Fajardo y Acevedo, whose complete works he has studied and edited (2001, 2007), and on different aspects of the plays of Lope de Vega, Calderón, Francisco Leiva, and Bartolomé Cortés. He has also investigated the influence of seventeenth-century Spanish theatre on Italian playwrights, especially in the case of Giacinto Andrea Cicognini and Bartolommei. He has translated into Italian the work of an anonymous author of the seventeenth century, Il diavolo predicatore nella città di Lucca, together with works by Latin American writers, such as Laura Restrepo and Carlos Martínez Moreno.