Vittorio Montemaggi

Academic Director

Vittorio Montemaggi is the Academic Director at Notre Dame London and the Director of the Von Hugel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry at St. Edmund's College Cambridge. Vittorio previously served on the faculty at Notre Dame between 2009 and 2017, and most recently as a Lecturer in Religion, Literature and the Arts, at King's College London. His interests include the relationship between literary and theological reflection, the relationship between language, truth and love, and the interconnections between the question of the relationship between theism and atheism and that of the relationship between tragedy and comedy. His research to date has focused primarily on the works of Dante and Primo Levi, while his comparative interests also entail exploration of the works of Gregory the Great, Catherine of Siena, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky and Roberto Benigni.