Dr Gianluca Caputo
College of Design and Social Context
School of Global, Urban & and Social Studies
MA (University of Connecticut), PhD (La Trobe).
Gianluca completed a Master of Arts at the University of Connecticut, and a PhD at La Trobe University with a thesis on the history and myth of Japan in Medieval and Early Modern Italian culture. He has taught a wide variety of courses at both those universities and at the University of Melbourne. His research interests and publications focus on the role played by Japan in shaping local and global Italian identities as presented in Renaissance historical narratives, poetry, and visual arts. He has published works on Giovan Battista Ramusio’s Navigationi, Ariosto’s Furioso, and Gabriele D’Annunzio’s relationship with Japan.
Staff Profile RMIT University
Gianluca has previously co-taught La Trobe University’s credit course ‘Studying Renaissance Italy in Prato, Italy’ in 2015 and 2017.