Colloquium: Jonathan Combs-Schilling (Cherpack)

We welcome Jonathan Combs-Schilling (Ohio State University) who will speak about on Petrarch's Bucolicum Carmen. His talk is entitled: "Playing the Professor: The Questio, the Eclogues, and Dante’s Late Voice."

Jonathan Combs-Schilling’s principal field of research and teaching is Medieval and Renaissance Italian culture from the 13th to the 16th centuries. His interests include Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio; classical and Italian traditions of pastoral and epic; neo-Latin poetry; travel literature; and literary representations of the sea. His publications, on authors from Dante to Tasso, have appeared in venues such as Modern Language Notes and Dante Studies. He is currently completing a monograph entitled The Edge of Pastoral: Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, which shows how the tre corone’s treatment of epistolarity, genre, language and politics transforms the post-classical history of pastoral. He regularly teaches undergraduate classes on Dante’s Comedy, Italian travel, romance narratives from the Middle Ages to the present, and the history of “Italian” culture from ancient Rome to Berlusconi; as well as graduate seminars on Dante Studies, the Latin Petrarch, Boccaccio’s Decameron, and Renaissance and Apocalypse (1494-1527).

22 February 2018
5:30 pm
Cherpack Seminar Room

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