Dante’s Prayer to the Virgin, the Commedia and the Marian Tradition
Brian K. Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Department of Italian Language and Culture, Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan) studied Italian at University College Dublin and did his postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin. He previously taught in Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Università degli studi, Bari, Italy. His research in the last number of years has concentrated on early Italian poetry, especially Dante, and Mariology. He has published extensively on Dante and related topics and on the Virgin Mary. In 2012, he published Gateway to Heaven: Marian Doctrine and Devotion, Image and Typology in the Patristic and Medieval Periods (Volume I: Doctrine and Devotion), New City Press.