Ph.D. Student in Italian Co-Edits New Book on Dante

Author: Staff

La Cultura Di Dante

We are pleased to announce that Giovanni Vedovotto, a doctoral student in Italian, has recently co-edited a new publication, La cultura di Dante (Treviso: B#S Edizioni, 2022).

The volume brings together the contributions of international Dante scholars to offer readers diverse perspectives on Dante’s cultural codes, the system of cultural references the “Supreme Poet” used to lay the foundations of his works, especially the Commedia.

The essays gathered in La cultura di Dante investigate numerous aspects of Dante’s intertextuality, probing the poet’s fertile dialogue with the literary tradition, from classical Latin literature to texts in the Italian vernacular, as well as with the canonical works of philosophy, patristic and scholastic, alongside Western and Islamic mysticism.

Giovanni Vedovotto is a fifth year PhD candidate in Italian Studies. Before joining the University of Notre Dame, he graduated from Università degli Studi di Padova with both a BA and a MA, focusing in particular on Italian Renaissance epic poetry. At Notre Dame, he is currently completing a dissertation on Dante’s relationship to Saint Francis and Franciscanism.

Originally published by Staff at on March 01, 2022.