Salvatore Calomino
Associate Professor, German
Email: calomino@wisc.edu

Languages: German

Research/Language Interests: Medieval German Literature; Middle High German Language; Music and its Relation to Philosophy and Literature; Opera; Symphonic and Lyric Works of Gustav Mahler; Musical Settings of German and Latin texts, primarily by 19th- and 20th-century composers; Medieval Drama; Popular Literature; German and Spanish Heroic Epic and Ballads; Reception of Romance Literature in Medieval, Renaissance, and Nineteenth-Century German Literature

Education: Ph.D, Harvard University A.B., Columbia College, Columbia University

Affiliated Departments: Scandinavian Studies

Undergraduate Courses: Survey of German Literature to 1700 Introduction to Middle High German German for Reading Knowledge, I and II

Graduate Courses: Introduction to Middle High German Readings in Middle High German Literature, 1250-1400 Early New High German Seminar on Germanic Palaeography Medieval German Adventure Narratives German for Graduate Reading Knowledge, I and II

About: Salvatore Calomino holds the Ph.D. from Harvard University and the A.B from Columbia University. His fields of research and teaching are medieval literature and culture, Germanic philology, and music. Main areas of focus are Middle and Early New High German language and literature, and the relationship of music and literature from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Areas of interest are heroic and courtly epic, medieval dialects and palaeography, drama, and symphonic as well as operatic works from the Enlightenment to the present. His publications have dealt with the broader context of medieval studies, the works of Gustav Mahler, and German and Italian opera. Since 2010, he has held the appointment of Scholar-in-Residence at the Newberry Library, Chicago.

Selected Publications

“William Ritter: Études d’Art étranger, “The Mountain Labors and has given Birth to Three Little Mice,” Concerning Several of the ‘Idées vivantes’ of M. Camille Mauclair,” trans. and ed., forthcoming, Naturlaut 11 (2016), 25 pp.

“E.T.A. Hoffmann,” bibliographical article accepted for publication, Oxford UP Bibliographies Online, 25pp.

William Ritter, Études d’Art étranger, “A Viennese Symphonist: Monsieur Gustav Mahler,” and “Concerning Several of the Idées vivantes of M. Camille Mauclair,” trans. and ed., Naturlaut, 10, 3-4 (2014): 4-21 and 33-42.

“Ludwig Karpath, Begegnung mit dem Genius, “Mahler’s Appointment to Vienna and His Activity and Influence in This City,” trans. and ed., Naturlaut, 10, 1-2 (2013): 3-38.

“Ludwig Karpath, Begegnung mit dem Genius, “Mahler’s New Stagings,” and “Hans Richter’s Departure from the Vienna Court Opera and Gustav Mahler,” trans. and ed., Naturlaut, 9, 1-2 (2012): 4-20.

“Images of the Beyond: Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and the Fulcrum of Late Nineteenth-Century Philosophy,” Naturlaut, 8, 1-2 (2011): 23-45.

“Folklore in Medieval Studies,” in De Gruyter Handbook of Medieval Studies, ed. Albrecht Classen, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010.

“Sources, Manuscripts, Editions: Ongoing Problems in Research on Tristan. Toward 2010 and Beyond,” Tristania 25 (2009): 147-56.

“Mahler’s Saints: Medieval Devotional Figures and their Transformation in Mahler’s Symphonies.” Naturlaut 5 (2006): 8-15.

“Hans Sachs’s Tristrant and the Treatment of Sources.” Tristania 24 (2006): 51-77.

“Depiction of the Anchorites in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony.” Naturlaut 3 (2005): 2-6.

Revised translation of libretto to Gustav Mahler/Carl Maria von Weber, Die drei Pintos [based on Gustav Mahler, Die drei Pintos: Based on Sketches and Original Music of Carl Maria von Weber, ed. James L. Zychowicz; Libretto trans. by Charlotte Brancaforte and Salvatore Calomino. 2 vol. Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, 30, 31. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., 2000. lxxxiii + 570 pp.] Prepared and published for the U.S. premiere by the American Symphony Orchestra, Alice Tully Hall, October 2002. New York: Lincoln Center Publications, 2002.

Gustav Mahler, Die drei Pintos: Based on Sketches and Original Music of Carl Maria von Weber, ed. James L. Zychowicz; Libretto trans. by Charlotte Brancaforte and Salvatore Calomino. 2 vol. Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, 30, 31. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., 2000. lxxxiii + 570 pp.

From Verse to Prose: The Barlaam and Josaphat Legend in Fifteenth Century Germany. Potomac, MD: Scripta Humanistica, 1990, 215 pp.

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