Term Associate Professor in Italian Literature in Georgetown College, Italian Department at Georgetown University
Francesco Ciabattoni (PhD, Johns Hopkins) is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Italian Department at Georgetown University. His monograph Dante’s Journey to Polyphony (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010) is a thorough study of the role of music in Dante’s Commedia. Professor Ciabattoni teaches two courses on Dante at Georgetown University, one in English translation, the other tackling Dante’s original Italian text for majors in Italian and students with adequate preparation. He also teaches courses on Boccaccio, French and Italian love poetry, and other aspects of medieval literature. Among his research favorites are Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Pasolini, the Middle Ages, and the interplay of music and literature. With P.M. Forni he has edited The Decameron Third Day in Perspective: Volume Three of Lectura Boccaccii (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014) and is currently preparing a book on the intertextual practice among Italian song writers.