1 H. Justin Steinberg Professor of Italian tel Department of Romance Languages and Literatures University of Chicago 1115 E. 58 th Street Chicago, IL EDUCATION Ph.D. University of Minnesota, (May 2000) Dissertation: The magnates, the popolo, and the lyric: Anthologies of Poetry in Italy from the Memoriali bolognesi to Dante. B.A. University of California at Berkeley (May 1991) CURRENT APPOINTMENT Professor of Italian, University of Chicago, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2014-present PAST APPOINTMENTS Associate Professor of Italian, University of Chicago, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Assistant Professor of Italian, University of Chicago, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian, University of Notre Dame, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Italian Studies, 2001 GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS MLA Howard R. Marraro Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Book or Essay, 2014 Franke Institute for the Humanities Fellow, University of Chicago, American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literature, 2005 Franke Institute for the Humanities Fellow, University of Chicago, Fulbright-Hayes Grant for Research in Italy, EDITORSHIPS Editor-in-Chief, Dante Studies, 2014-present Editorial Board, Allegoria: per uno studio materialistico della letteratura, 2007-present Editorial Board, Medioevo Romanzo, 2010-present
2 Editorial Board, Le Tre Corone: Rivista internazionale di studi su Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, 2014-present BOOKS Dante and the Limits of the Law. Chicago: University of Chicago Press Winner of the MLA Howard R. Marraro Prize Reviews: Choice, The Medieval Review, The New York Review of Books, Renaissance Quarterly, Rivista trimestrale di diritto e procedura, Speculum: a Journal of Medieval Studies, Studi danteschi. Accounting for Dante: Urban Readers and Writers in Late Medieval Italy. William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press Winner of the MLA Scaglione Publication Award. Reviews: L Alighieri, L almanacco bibliografico, La Bibliofilia, Choice, Christianity and Literature, Italian Studies, Medievalia et Humanistica, The Medieval Review, Medioevo romanzo, Medium Aevum, Renaissance Quarterly, La rassegna della letteratura italiana, The Sixteenth- Century Journal, Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS AND EDITED VOLUMES Dante s Justice?: A reappraisal of the contrapasso. L Alighieri 44 (2014): pp Dante and the Laws of Infamy. PMLA (2011): pp Arbitrium: Judicial Discretion and Poetic License in De vulgari eloquentia and Purgatorio 27. In Dante, oggi. Edited by R. Antonelli, A. Landolfi, and A. Punzi (Rome: Viella, 2011), vol 2, pp Dante s First Dream between Reception and Allegory: The Response to Dante da Maiano in the Vita nova. In Dante the Lyric and Ethical Poet. Dante lirico e Etico. Edited by Zygmunt G. Barański and Martin McLaughlin. Oxford: Legenda, 2010, pp Rime disperse: Petrarch s Damned Poetry and the Poetics of Exclusion. In Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works. Edited by Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009, pp Dante estravagante, Petrarch disperso, and the Spectre of the Other Woman. In Petrarch and Dante: Anti-Dantism, Metaphysics, Tradition. Edited by Theodore Cachey and Zygmunt Barański. William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies. Notre Dame: Notre Dame Press, 2009, pp Dante estravagante, Petrarca disperso, e lo spettro dell altra donna. In Estravaganti, disperse, apocrifi petrarcheschi. Edited by Claudia Berra and Paola Vecchi Galli. Milano: Cisalpino, 2007, pp La Compiuta donzella e la voce femminile nel manoscritto Vat. Lat Giornale Storico della Letteratura Italiana 601 (2006): pp
3 Bankers in Hell: The Poetry of Monte Andrea in Dante s Inferno between Historicism and Historicity. Italian Studies 58 (2003): pp Merchant Accounting and Lyric Anthologizing: Codicological Aspects of Vaticano latino Scrittura e civiltà 24 (2000): pp TRANSLATIONS Brunetto Latini, La Rettorica (Selections). In Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD Edited by Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, pp REVIEWS Heather Webb, The Medieval Heart, in Renaissance Quarterly 63:4 (December 2010): pp John Scott, Understanding Dante, in Modern Philology 103:3 (February 2006): pp Lino Leonardi, ed., I canzonieri della lirica italiana delle origini, 4 volumes, in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 78 (2003): pp Antonello Borra, Guittone D Arezzo e le maschere del poeta. La lirica cortese tra ironia e palinodia, in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies (2003): pp SELECTED TALKS, LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS Dante e la teologia politica, Conference of the Società dantesca, I libri di Dante. Memoria e scrittura, Museo Orsanmichele, Florence, April 16, Dante s Theology of Miracles in Monarchia II.4: Law, Sovereignty, Violence, Dante as a Political Theorist: Historicizing Theology and Theologizing Power, New York University and Columbia University, March 27, Dante and the Limits of the Law, Book Presentation, University of Rome La Sapienza, November 4, Dante s otherworldly journey and the limits of the legalism, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, St. John s College, Oxford, June 17, On Dante s Political Messianism, Italian Studies Colloquium, Brown University February 10, Dante come ambasciatore nell'aldilà, Seminario cittidinanze (Rules of citizenship and strategies of power between the Middle Ages and Early Modernity), University of Rome (Roma3), December 12, Virgil s anacoluthon in Inferno IX.8: On messianic time, narrative suspense, and the interregnum, The Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop, University of Chicago, May Purgatorio Canto V, Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, November 2012.
4 Is the Divine Comedy supposed to be funny? Winter Lecture for Human Being and Citizen Core Courses, University of Chicago, February 2012, Naked pacts and poems dressed: Genre, Gender, and Contract Law in Dante, Keynote address for the Dante Society of America, MLA Conference, Seattle, January 2012; Law and Humanities Seminar, Roma3 Law School, May Judicial Discretion and Literary Freedom in De vulgari eloquentia and Purgatorio, Dante, oggi conference, Rome, Sapienza, Università di Roma, June 11-12, Dante and the Law: Privilegium, Arbitrium, Infamia (3 separate lectures), Law and Humanities Seminar, Roma3 Law School, May 11-13, Dante s Grant of Safe-Conduct through Hell, Annual Dante Lecture, Newberry Library, April 29, Le memorie di Dante, (Weeklong seminar), Scuola di studi superiori Giacomo Leopardi, Università di Macerata, December 6-9, Law and Exception in Dante s Commedia, Bard College, April 14, Dante and the Law, Dante Society of America, Harvard University, May 16, I magnati, il popolo e lo stilnovismo a Bologna, Seminario dantesco Bruno Nardi, Istituto storico italiano per il medioevo, Rome, April 17, The Magnates, The Popolo, and the Stilnovists, Colloquium on the Italian Duecento, University of Notre Dame, April 6, Dante s First Dream between Reception and Allegory: The Response to Dante da Maiano in the Vita nova, The International Dante Seminar/Seminario Internazionale Dantesco: Dante Lirico e Etico, Somerville College, Oxford, September Petrarca estravagante tra la Vita nova e le rime petrose, XI Convegno di letteratura italiana, Petrarca estravagante, Università degli Studi di Milano, Gargnano del Gada, September What s Wrong with this Picture: Reading Dante Reading Hell, Core Quarterly Lecture, University of Chicago, Winter Quarter, 2004, 2005, Nova rete vecchio augel non prende: The Spectre of Dante s Other Women in Petrarch, Fall Lecture Series and Volume on Dante and Petrarch, University of Notre Dame, September Petrarch s Damned Poetry and the Problem of the Disperse, Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, April Dante s First Editors: The Memoriali bolognesi and the Politics of Vernacular Transcription, Invited lecturer for series The Languages of Italy, The William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies, University of Notre Dame, November Le rime dei Memoriali bolognesi e il notariato a Bologna: poesia in volgare ai margini del potere, Seminario di studi romanzi, Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Rome, March 2001.
5 Merchants, Poets, and the Blank Bound Book, History of the Book Colloquium, Stanford Humanities Center Stanford University, November SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS Dante s Justice?: A re-appraisal of the contrapasso. Renaissance Society of America. New York, March 29, Dante and the Limits of the Law. Seminar on Dante s Intellectual Formation. Notre Dame Center in Rome. March 13, Fictionalized and Empirical Readers in Dante s Vita nova, Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, April Making Lyrics Tell Stories in Dante s Vita nova, Conference on (Ce) que la poésie raconte/(what) Poetry Narrates, Chicago, University of Chicago, April Dante s First Dream, Conference jointly sponsored by the American Associations of Italian Studies and Italian Teachers, Genova, Italy, May On Disease, Dreams, and Allegory. Dante da Maiano in the Vita nova, The Forty-First International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May, The Female Voice in Vat. Lat and the Case of the Compiuta donzella, American Association of Italian Studies, Chapel Hill, NC, April Guinizzelli s fraude and Guittone s laude: Icon and Idol in O caro padre meo, de vostra lauda, American Association of Italian Teachers Conference, Toronto, Canada, November Bankers in Hell: Monte Andrea and Dante s Critique of the Florentine Mercantile Oligarchy in Inferno, American Association of Italian Studies, Philadelphia, PA, Guinizzelli, the Frati Gaudenti, and the Politics of Fraud in the Memoriali bolognesi, American Association of Italian Studies, Chicago, IL, From Marvelous Similes to Mercantile Life: the Reception of Rigaut de Berbezilh in Early Italian Poetry and Prose, Modern Language Association, Toronto, Canada, CONFERENCES ORGANIZED Dante s Political Theology, University of Chicago, May 1-3, 2015 (Ce) que la poésie raconte/(what) Poetry Narrates, University of Chicago, April 11, 2008 COURSES TAUGHT University of Chicago Boccaccio s Decameron. Undergraduate/graduate.
6 Boccaccio minore. Graduate. Dante s Inferno. Undergraduate/graduate. La Vita nova e il Purgatorio. Undergraduate/graduate. Dante s Paradiso. Undergradate/graduate. Dante e i suoi rivali/poeti del Duecento. Graduate. The Making and Unmaking of Petrarch's Canzoniere. Graduate. Human Being and Citizen, (Aristotle, Augustine, Dante). Required core course. Undergraduate. Roman Civilization: Renaissance to Baroque. Undergraduate, taught in Rome. Letteratura italiana dal Duecento al Quattrocento (survey). Undergraduate/MA. DISSERTATION COMMITTEES Dissertation director Elizabeth Anderson (Romance Languages and Literatures): To love and be loved: Petrarchan Friendship in the Canzoniere and the Triumphs Defended Spring 2011 Maggie Fritz-Morkin (Romance Languages and Literatures): Excrement Imagery and Rhetoric in Medieval Italian Literature Defended Spring 2013 Reader Raffaello Palumbo Mosca, Tra fatto e verità: narrazioni ibride e impegno 2011 Rocco Lacorte, Alcune note sul rapporto tra critica letteraria e concetto di traducibilità. La prospettiva di Antonio Gramsci tra Francesco De Sanctis e Pier Paolo Pasolini 2011 Emanuela Zanotti Carney, Enselmino da Montebelluna's Plainte de la Vierge: the literary tradition of Italian vernacular laments of the Virgin from the twelfth to the fifteenth century 2011 University and Departmental Committees: Chair, Italian Modernist Search, Committee on Graduate Teaching, Chair, Third year review for Rocco Rubini Chair, Italian Search, Third year review for Ryan Giles, 2008 Hanna Gray Fellowship 2007 Harper Schmidt Fellowship Department Webpage Latin American Search Portuguese Search Language Coordination, 2003-present Department Director of graduate studies, 2014-present Undergraduate advisor, University Coordinator, Human Being and Citizen Core Affiliate Faculty and Advisor for Fundamentals: Issues and Texts Program 2012-present Affiliate Faculty of the Program in Medieval Studies, 2003-present Harper Schmidt Senior Fellow 2011-Present Co-director of Chicago Rome program Faculty advisor for Bologna program Faculty advisor for Pisa program Humanities Day Lecture 2009, 2010, 2011
7 Organizer and faculty contact for Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer Faculty Coordinator: Western Mediterranean Workshop Quarterly Core Lecture, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, External Executive Council of Dante Society of America, Manuscript Reviewer, University of Notre Dame Press Chicago Humanities Festival, October 2004