Amor Vincit Omnia: Keynote Lecture by Giuseppe Mazzotta

Apr 24, 2015
Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute
1155 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Giuseppe MazzottaYale University


Giuseppe Mazzotta (Yale University)
Keynote Lecture for the Graduate Student Conference on “Amor Vincit Omnia: Love as a Destructive Force in Italian Arts and Literature”

Sponsored by: The Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Norman Waite Harris Fund, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Department of Art History, the Center for Study of Gender and Sexuality, the Western Mediterranean Workshop, and the Lumen Christi Institute.

For more information, please contact: Taylor Dimke at tdimke [at]

Giuseppe Mazzotta is the Sterling Professor of Humanities for Italian at Yale University. He holds a PhD from Cornell University and served as president of the Dante Society of America from 2003-2009. Prof. Mazzotta specializes in medieval literature but his publications address all periods of Italian literature and culture and include Dante, Poet of the Desert: History and Allegory in the Divine ComedyThe World at Play in Boccaccio’s DecameronDante’s Vision and the Circle of KnowledgeThe Worlds of PetrarchThe New Map of the World: the Poetic Philosophy of Giambattista Vico; andCosmopoiesis: The Renaissance Experiment. Recent editorial projects include Critical Essays on Dante and the Norton edition of Dante’s Inferno.

You can view Prof. Mazzotta’s Open Yale course on Dante in Translation HERE.