Department of Italian Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Center
Areas of Research/Interest
Medieval-Early Modern Lyrical Poetry, Guido Cavalcanti, Guido Guinizzelli, Boccaccio. Antique-Medieval Philosophy; Platonism, Aristotelianism, Heterodoxy in the 13th century. Medieval Science, Medieval Poetics, Intellectual History. Dante’s Commedia, Dante’s Prose Works, especially: Vita nuova, Convivio, Monarchia, De vulgari eloquentia; Dante’s Rime. Dante’s philosophical thought. 20th Century Italian Poetry; Literary movements: Decadentism, Marinetti and Futurism; Hermeticism. Montale, Ungaretti, Quasimodo, Luzi, Zanzotto. Italian literary Magazines. Ezra Pound, the Machine Age, Pound and Science, Pound’s Lost thought of Italian years.
Office: Casa Italiana, Room 301
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