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His main research area is the dialogue with classical and late-antique texts engaged by medieval Italian writers, especially Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. He has published two monographs on medieval Italian authors: Stratigrafie decameroniane (Olschki, 2004), and Dante and Augustine: Linguistics, Poetics, Hermeneutics (University of Toronto Press, 2011). He has edited and translated into Italian Robert Hollander’s commentary of the Commedia (Olschki, 2011) of which he has also curated an edition for Italian high-school audiences (Loescher, 2016). In collaboration with the Italian artist Roberto Abbiati, he has produced the book A proposito di Dante (Keller Editore, 2020), comprising a hundred glosses and drawings illustrating as many tercets from the Commedia.


Laurea in Lettere Moderne, University of Pisa

M.A. in Italian Studies, University of Notre Dame

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Princeton University

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