Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Director of Graduate Studies of Italian
Professor of Italian
Ravarino Family Director of Italian and Dante Studies; Co-Director, Center for Italian Studies
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Northwestern University
Research and Teaching Interests
Dante; Petrarch; Boccaccio; History of the Italian Language; Travel Literature; Literature and Cartography
Theodore J. Cachey Jr. is co-director of the Center for Italian Studies and director of the Devers Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame, as well as founder and co-editor, with Zygmunt Baranski and Christian Moevs, of the Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature published by the UND Press. He has authored, edited and co-edited several books, including Dante e la cultura fiorentina (2020); Dante and Petrarch: Anti-dantism, Metaphysics, Tradition (2009); Le culture di Dante (2004); Petrarch’s Guide to the Holy Land (2002); Dante Now: Current Trends in Dante Studies (1995); Pigafetta’s First Voyage Around the World (1995; 2nd revised edition, 2007); Le isole fortunate; appunti di storia letteraria italiana (1994); as well as essays and book chapters in Annali d'Italianistica, Belfagor, California Italian Studies, Intersezioni, The History of Cartography, Modern Language Notes, Schede umanistiche, and Rivista di letteratura italiana.
“Questio de aqua et terra,” Dante, eds. R. Rea, J. Steinberg, Carocci, 2020, pp. 159-174;
Dante e la cultura fiorentina, eds. Z. G. Barański, T. J. Cachey Jr., L. Lombardo, Roma, Salerno, 2020;
“Lettura del canto XXXIV dell’Inferno,” Rivista di Studi Danteschi, Anno xix, fascicolo 1, gennaio-giugno, 2019, pp. 40-58;
“Le verità (e l’imbarazzo) della Questio,” in Dante poeta cristiano, ed. G. Ledda, Ravenna, 2019, pp. 137-165;
"My Dante. A Conversation with Theodore Cachey on American Dante Studies," with Natale Vacalebre, Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies: Vol. 2 (2019):