Teodolinda Barolini, "The Sixth Day of the Decameron: The Triumph of the Word"
Teodolinda Barolini is Lorenzo Da Ponte Professor of Italian at Columbia University. Her research focuses on 13th- and 14th- century Italian literary culture, its relation to classical antiquity, and its reception through the centuries to our own day, including “critical philology”. She is the author of Dante’s Poets: Textuality and Truth in the ‘Comedy’ (Princeton, 1984; Bollati Boringhieri, 1993; Marraro Prize, MLA; Brown Prize, Medieval Academy), The Undivine Comedy: Detheologizing Dante (Princeton, 1992; Feltrinelli, 2003), and Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture (Fordham, 2006; Bompiani, 2012; Flaiano Prize); and the editor and commentator of a new edition of Dante’s early lyrics, Rime giovanili e della ‘Vita Nuova’ (Rizzoli, 2009). She has edited or co-edited with H. Wayne Storey the volumes Medieval Constructions in Gender and Identity, Dante for the New Millennium, and Petrarch and the Textual Origins of Interpretation, and is currently writing volume 2 of her commentary to Dante’s lyrics for the Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli.