Salvatore Calomino

Credentials: German

Position title: Associate Professor


Office Number: 848 Van Hise Hall

Language: 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.

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.

• Harvard University, Ph.D.
• Columbia College, A.B.
• Columbia University