Alison Cornish is interested in the intersection of different disciplines in literary works. Her first book, Reading Dante's Stars, was on Dante's use of astronomy to poetic effect. Her forthcoming volume, Vernacular Translation in Dante's Italy: Illiterate Literature, is about the precocious and voluminous phenomenon of vernacular translation in Italy and its bearing on original works of literature.
Professor Cornish will also lead a lunch discussion about her work and about current trends in Dante and medieval Italian literary studies on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall. Please contact Linda Rule (Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP for the lunch no later than Monday February 28.