Devers Program in Dante Studies
Dante Studies

ABOUT US
Program description and history, contact and visitor information.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Conferences, lecture series, visiting professorships, courses, and library tours.

LIBRARY RESOURCES
In support of collection development in Dante and Italian Studies.

PUBLICATIONS
The Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature, published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

DIGITAL PROJECTS
The ItalNet Consortium for the creation of online scholarly resources in Italian studies.

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
In support of research and teaching, for ND students, faculty, and
visiting researchers.

LINKS
Other Web resources related to Dante studies.

 

Welcome

The William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame supports rare book acquisitions in the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection, as well as teaching and research about Dante across the Arts & Letters curriculum, in particular in the Medieval and Italian Studies areas, through the sponsorship of conferences, fellowships, lecture series, seminars, and visiting professorships. It also sponsors print and electronic publications of scholarly research through the Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature, published by the University of Notre Dame Press, and as a founding member of the ItalNet Consortium for the creation of scholarly internet resources in the Italian Studies area. The Devers Program also funds an annual program of research and travel grants for faculty and students.



Photograph of Zygmunt Baranski



Dante Scholar Zygmunt Barański Joins Faculty

Zygmunt Barański, one of the world's leading Dantists and Italianists, will join the University of Notre Dame faculty full-time in 2011-12 as the first Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies. Professor Barański was formerly Serena Professor of Italian at the University of Cambridge, where he also served as Head of the Department of Italian.

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Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy

By Dennis Looney

The William & Katherine Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature, Volume 12

"Freedom Readers fills a gap in scholarship and criticism, and fills it outstandingly. Looney reconstructs the historical, ideological, political, and cultural background with extreme accuracy, and his reading of Du Bois, LeRoi Jones, and Toni Morrison is a great feat both of interpretation and of writing. The book promises to become a milestone: original, new, fresh, often exciting."

— Piero Boitani, University of Rome "Sapienza"

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Dante's Commedia: Theology as Poetry

Edited by Vittorio Montemaggi and Matthew Treherne

The William & Katherine Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature, Volume 11

"Long taken for granted in Dante studies, the nexus between theology and poetry in Dante’s work, especially in the Commedia, has only really been subjected to searching critical analysis in the last few decades. The scholars represented in this interdisciplinary collection explore the poem’s claims to function as a text embodying theological truth and, more particularly, as a poetic representation of the experience of the mystical. Their efforts comprise a landmark in modern Dante studies."

— Steven Botterill, University of California, Berkeley

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