The Three Crowns: Texts and Contexts of Medieval Italy

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New Books in Italian Philology and Literature, Second edition


This second series of four seminars proposes the presentation of recently published books on the Three Crowns within an initiative dedicated to authors and texts of Medieval Italian Philology and Literature and to the most current themes in these disciplines. It aims to promote a fruitful discussion among scholars of various geographical and academic provenances.

The authors and editors of the books will be present at the four meetings that are inspired by the idea of a lively and wide international debate and that will be hosted at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway and streamed in collaboration with the Center for Italian Studies and the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and with Ca' Foscari Venezia University, which, together with the University of Toronto, hosts the research project VERTEXCULT (Vernacular Textual Cultures in Dante's Tuscany: Education and Literary Practices in Context, ca. 1250 - ca. 1321).

The series is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway, the Center for Italian Studies and Devers Family Program in Dante Studies at Notre Dame, the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, the Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, and is coordinated by Luca Lombardo (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) and Chiara Sbordoni (Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway).

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Fall 2021

November 17

Zygmunt G. Barański, Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio. Literature, Doctrine, Reality (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020)


Spring 2022

February 3

Lorenzo Geri, Petrarca cortigiano. Francesco Petrarca e le corti da Avignone a Padova (Roma: Bulzoni, 2020)

March 25

Dante e la tradizione classica, ed. by Stefano Carrai (Ravenna: Luongo, 2021)


April 28

Serena Vandi, Varietà per verità in Dante e Gadda (Milano: Mimesis Edizioni, 2021)