Jonathan Combs-Schilling

Assistant Professor of Italian
Faculty

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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).

Areas of Expertise
  • Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature
  • Dante Studies
  • Pastoral and Epic
  • Literary geographies
Education
  • Ph.D., Italian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • B.A., Italian, Columbia University, 2002, summa cum laude

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Spring 2018 office hours:
Friday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.