Distinguished Visiting Professor of Dante and Italian Studies; Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and at the University of Italian Switzerland
Professor Boitani received his Laurea in Lettere from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" then went on to earn degrees from Wittenberg and Cambridge Universities. Currently professor of comparative literature at La Sapienza, Boitani has been a visiting professor at the Universities of California at Berkeley, Connecticut, Ohio State, Harvard, Toronto and Keio University in Tokyo, and is a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, of the Accademia dei Lincei, and of the Medieval Academy of America.
Professor Boitani has authored a great number of books, including Chaucer and Boccaccio, English Medieval Narrative of the 13th and 14th Centuries, The Tragic and the Sublime in Medieval Literature, The Shadow of Ulysses: Figures of a Myth, The Bible and its Rewritings, Winged Words (University of Chicago Press, 2007),and, with Notre Dame University Press, The Genius to Improve an Invention and The Gospel according to Shakespeare (2013). His most recent books include Letteratura europea e Medioevo volgare, Il grande racconto delle stelle (Il Mulino, 2007 and 2012), Dante e il suo futuro (Storia e Letteratura, 2013), and Letteratura e verità Studium, 2013).
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