Simone Marchesi (Laurea, University of Pisa; M.A. University of Notre Dame, Italian Studies; Ph.D. Princeton University, Comparative Literature) is Associate Professor of French and Italian.
His main research area is the dialogue with classical and late-antique texts engaged by medieval Italian writers, especially Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. Published work on medieval authors includes two monographs: Stratigrafie decameroniane (Olschki, 2004), Dante and Augustine: Linguistics, Poetics, Hermeneutics (UToronto Press, 2011), and several articles and chapters in collections. He is the current editor of the Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America (EBDSA).
Simone Marchesi teaches both language and literature courses on medieval Italian authors (Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio). His specialty remains Dante’s Divine Comedy, which he has taught both in Italian and in English, as an advanced seminar in the Department as well as a Freshmen Seminar.
Professor Marchesi is an executive committee member for the Program in Medieval Studies. Read his full bio on the Department of French and Italian website.