Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature
Medieval Italian literature. Dante. Comparative Renaissance literature. Epic and romance.
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, M.A.
Columbia University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Apointed to Editorial Board of "La parola del testo," Italian literary journal (2012)
Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Dante Studies, journal of the Dante Society of America (2008)
Appointed member of the Editorial Board of Studi danteschi, published by the Societa' Dantesca Italiana, Florence (2008)
Associate Editor, Dante: Rivista internazionale 2004- (2004)
Choice Outstanding Book for 2000 (The Dante Encyclopedia) (2002)
Advisory Board, Letteratura Italiana Antica (2000)
Culpeper Foundation Grant (1997)
Mazer Award, Brandeis University (1997)
Associate Editor, Dante Studies 1987- (1987)
Sloan Grant (1986)
Sachar Faculty Grant, Brandeis University (1980)
Mabelle McLeod Lewis Grant (1972)
Dino Bigongiari Award in Italian (1965)
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