Italian Research Seminar - Justin Steinberg (Chicago)


Location: Rare Books & Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library) (View on map )

The first meeting of the Italian Research Seminar in Spring 2020 will host a lecture by Prof. Justin Steinberg.

More details will be announced as the date approaches.

Justin Steinberg is Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Chicago. His scholarship focuses on medieval Italian literature, especially on Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, and the early lyric. Related interests include manuscript culture/material philology, reception studies, the connections between legal and literary culture, and medieval political theory. Currently, he is working on theological/legal/literary conceptions of fictio, on Dante’s engagement with the question of “Jewish” justice, and on a book project (Mimesis on TrialEvidence, Inquest, and Realism in Boccaccio’s Decameron) exploring the connection between procedures for investigating and depicting crime and representations of the real in the trecento novella. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Dante Studies, the official anual journal of the Dante Society of America.

The Italian Research Seminar, a core event of the Center for Italian Studies, aims to provide a regular forum for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and colleagues from other universities to present and discuss their current research. The Seminar is vigorously interdisciplinary, and embraces all areas of Italian literature, language, and culture, as well as perceptions of Italy, its achievements and its peoples in other national and international cultures. The Seminar constitutes an important element in the effort by Notre Dame’s Center for Italian Studies to promote the study of Italy and to serve as a strategic point of contact for scholarly exchange.

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