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Publications

Books

(1) Medieval Optics and Theories of Light in the Works of Dante (Lewiston, Queenston, and Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 2000)

(2) Dante and Renaissance Florence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005; paperback edition 2009)

(3) Reading Dante in Renaissance Italy: Florence, Venice and the 'Divine Poet' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017, forthcoming)

(4) ed. with Pierpaolo Antonello, Science and Literature in Italian Culture from Dante to Calvino (Oxford: Legenda and MHRA, 2004)

(5) ed. with Brian Richardson and Catherine Keen, Theatre, Opera and Performance in Italy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present (Leeds: The Society for Italian Studies, 2004)

(6) ed. with Fabrizio De Donno, Beyond Catholicism. Heresy, Mysticism and Apolocalypse in Italian Culture (New York: Palgrave, 2014)

(7) ed. with Jill Kraye and Luca Bianchi, Interpreting Aristotle from the Fourteenth to the Seventeenth Century (London: Warburg Institute, 2016)

(8) ed. with Zygmunt G. Baranski, The Cambridge Companion to Dante's Comedy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

Refereed journal articles

(1) ‘Dante’s Meteorological Optics: Reflection, Refraction, and the Rainbow’, Italian Studies, 52 (1997), 51-62

(2) ‘Dante and the Science of “Perspective”: A Reappraisal’, Dante Studies, 115 (1997) [published 1999], 185-219; reprinted in Dante the Critical Complex: Dante and Philosophy: Nature, the Cosmos and the Ethical Imperative, ed. by Richard Lansing (London: Routledge, 2003), pp. 305-39

(3) ‘“Dal Centro al Cerchio”: Paradiso XIV. 1-9’, Italian Studies, 54 (1999), 26-33

(4) ‘Light Reflection, Mirror Metaphors, and Optical Framing in Dante’s Comedy: Precedents and Transformations’, Neophilologus, 83 (1999), 241-52

(5) ‘Medieval Science in Dante’s Commedia: Past Approaches and Future Directions’, Reading Medieval Studies, 27 (2001), 39-77

(6) ‘Medieval Magical Lore and Dante’s Commedia: Divination and Demonic Agency’, Dante Studies, 119 (2001) [published 2003], 27-66

(7) ‘Plato, the platonici, and Marsilio Ficino in Cristoforo Landino’s Comento sopra la Comedia’, The Italianist, 23 (2003.i), 5-53

(8) ‘Tradition and Innovation in Cristoforo Landino’s Glosses on Astrology in his Comento sopra la Comedia (1481)’, Italian Studies, 58 (2003), 48-74

(9) 'Science in and between Dante and His Commentators: The Case of Cristoforo Landino's Comento sopra la Comedia di Danthe Alighieri', Annali d'Italianistica, 23 (2005), 31-54

(10) 'Notes on the Presence of Boccaccio in Cristoforo Landino's Comento sopra la Comedia di Danthe Alighieri', Italian Culture, 23 (2005) [published 2006], 1-30

(11) 'Reading the Convivio from Trecento Florence to Dante's Sixteenth-Century Commentators', Italian Studies, 64:2 (2009), 266-95.

(12) '"La divinita' di Dante": The Problematics of Dante's Critical Reception between the Fourteenth and the Sixteenth Centuries', Critica del testo, 14:1 (2011), 581-604.

(13) '"Aristotele fatto volgare" and Dante as "peripatetico" in Sixteenth-Century Dante Commentary', L'Alighieri, 39 (2012), 31-63.

(14) ‘Sincretismo e scolastica in Dante’, Studi e problemi di critica testuale, 90 (2015), 317-39

Book chapters/Conference proceedings/Interviews

(1) ‘Rimaneggiamenti danteschi di Aristotele: Gravitas e levitas nella Commedia’, in Le culture di Dante. Studi in onore di Robert Hollander. Atti del quarto Seminario dantesco internazionale, University of Notre Dame (Ind.), USA, 25-27 settembre 2003, ed. by Michelangelo Picone, Theodore J. Cachey Jr. and Margherita Mesirca (Florence: Cesati, 2004), pp. 151-77

(2) ‘Notes on the Presence of Albert the Great in Benvenuto da Imola’s Comentum super Dantis Aldigherij Comoediam’, in Literature and Science in Italian Culture from Dante to Calvino, ed. Antonello and Gilson, pp. 72-92

(3) 'Dante's Reception in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy', in Italy's Three Crowns: Reading Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, ed. by Zygmunt G. Baranski and Martin McLaughlin (Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2007), pp. 58-72

(4) ‘The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body in Dante’s Commedia’, in Dante and the Human Body: Eight Essays, ed. by John C. Barnes and Jennifer Petrie (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), pp. 11-42

(5) '"Pape Satan, pape Satan aleppe!" (Inferno 7:1) in Dante's commentators, 1322-1570', in Nonsense and Other Senses: Regulated Absurdity in Literature, ed. by Elisabetta Tarantino with the collaboration of Carlo Caruso (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009), pp. 25-54

(6) 'Il viaggio nei commenti danteschi (XV e XVI sec.)', in Il viaggio e le arti: Il contesto italiano, ed. by Lucia Bertolini and Annalisa Cipollone (Pescara: Edizioni dell'Orso, 2009), pp. 33-59

(7) Modes of Reading in in Interpreting Dante. Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary, ed. by Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli (Notre Dame University Press, 2013), pp. 250-82

(8) 'Divine and Natural Artistry in Dante's Commedia', in Art and Nature in Dante, ed. by John C. Barnes (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014), pp. 153-86

(9) 'Reading Florence in Dante's Commentators, 1322-1570', in Se mai continga ... Exile, Politics and Theology in Dante, ed. by Claire E. Honess and Matthew Treherne (Ravenna: Longo, 2014)

(10) ‘The Wheeling Sevens: Inferno VII – Purgatorio VII – Paradiso VII’, in Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy, ed. by George Corbett and Heather Webb (Cambridge, 2015)

(11) ‘Vernacularizing Meteorology: Benedetto Varchi’s Commento sopra il primo libro delle Meteore d’Aristotile’, in Interpreting Aristotle from the Fourteenth to the Seventeenth Century, ed. by Luca Bianchi, Simon Gilson and Jill Kraye (London: Warburg Institute, 2016)

(12) ‘Vernacularizing the Latin Boccaccio in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy: Notes on Niccolò Liburnio and Giovanni Betussi as volgarizzati’, in Renaissance Boccaccio, ed. by David Lummus and Martin Eisner (Notre Dame University Press, forthcoming, 2017)

(13) ‘Appunti metodologici sulla teologia scolastica in Dante’, in Le teologie di Dante. Atti del Convegno internazionale di Studi, Ravenna, novembre 2013, ed. by Giuseppe Ledda (Ravenna: Centro Dantesco dei frati Conventuali, 2015)

(14) ‘La fortuna del Comento landiniano: lettori e commentatori cinquecenteschi’, in Per Cristoforo Landino lettore di Dante. Contesto umanistico, storia tipografica e fortuna del Comento sopra la Comedia. Atti del Convegno internazionale, Firenze, 7-8 novembre 2014, ed. by Paolo Procaccioli and Lorenz Boninger (Florence: Società dantesca italiana, 2017)

(15) ‘Inferno XVI’, in Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana, ed. by Robert Wilson (Notre Dame University Press, 2016, forthcoming)

Encyclopedia entries (over 1500 words)

(1) ‘Marsilio Ficino’, in Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies, ed. Gaetana Marrone and Paolo Puppa, 2 vols. (London: Routledge, 2007), II, 719-22

(2) ‘Neoplatonism’, in Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies, ed. Gaetana Marrone and Paolo Puppa, 2 vols. (London: Routledge, 2007), II, 1280-83

Interviews

‘Historicism, Philology and the Text: An Interview with Teodolinda Barolini’, Italian Studies 63/1 (Spring 2008), 141-52

Video

Participation in Dante: Divine Comedy (Dana Hills Video, 2000)

Database

Collaborator (with David A. Lines and Jill Kraye) to Eugenio Refini, Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy: A Database of Works, (first publication, May 2012, http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/projects/vernaculararistotelianism/database/).

External Grants

‘Reading Publics in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Europe’. Lead in third strand of Mellon-Newberry renewal grant, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, 2010-12: £236K (PI: Ingrid De Smet)

AHRC Major Grants: ‘Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy’, CI with David Lines, Italian Warwick (PI), Jill Kraye, and Luca Bianchi, Warburg Institute, 2010-13: £492K

AHRC Major Grants: ‘Dante and Late Medieval Florence: Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society’, CI, with Matthew Treherne and Claire Honess, University of Leeds, 2012-16: £974K

ERC ‘Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular (c. 1400-c. 1700)’, 2013-18. 1.5 million euro (with Ca’ Foscari, Italy: Warwick share as partner with David Lines: Warwick share £553K: 3 postdocs and 1 PhD student