Bibliotheca Dantesca is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Dante studies. The journal represents the result of a productive collaboration between the students of Penn’s Italian Studies doctoral program, who were its first promoters, the faculty in the program, the Center for Italian Studies, and the Penn Libraries. The journal's purpose is to produce scholarship that investigates the work of Dante and its reception in a widely interdisciplinary perspective. At Penn, the Italian Studies program and the Center actively collaborate in organizing events devoted to Dante, such as the Imelde Della Valle Lectures, Lecturae Dantis, talks, conferences, concerts, films, and theatrical performances. The Department of Romance Languages, of which the Italian Studies program is a section, regularly offers courses devoted to Dante and his world, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary program in Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Bibliotheca Dantesca thus consolidates the strong commitment of Penn and its Italian Studies community to Dante scholarship in a timely way, by starting its publication celebrating Dante's birth, and also looking ahead to the 2021 anniversary of his death.

Eva Del Soldato and Mauro Calcagno

Call for Articles

The online peer-reviewed journal Bibliotheca Dantesca is calling for articles for its third volume, to be published on December 2020. The journal welcomes contributions that investigate the work of Dante and its reception in a wide interdisciplinary perspective. We invite essays related to traditional areas of study but also to digital humanities, material culture, Mediterranean studies, history of emotions, gender studies, etc.
To submit an article please click on "Submit Article" on the left.
Submissions in English are strongly encouraged. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the submission deadline has been extended until 30 July 2020.
For information and inquiries contact bibliothecadantesca@sas.upenn.edu

Current Volume: Volume 2 (2019)



Robin Kirkpatrick





Reviews Full
Bibliotheca Dantesca Editor


David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania


Eva Del Soldato, University of Pennsylvania

Mauro Calcagno, University of Pennsylvania

Managing Editors

Natale Vacalebre, University of Pennsylvania (natalev@sas.upenn.edu)

Mario Sassi, University of Pennsylvania (marsassi@sas.upenn.edu)


Juliette Bellacosa, University of Pennsylvania (jbellaco@sas.upenn.edu)

Giuseppe Bruno-Chomin, University of Pennsylvania (brunjo@sas.upenn.edu)

Tommaso De Robertis, University of Pennsylvania (derob@sas.upenn.edu)

Giulio Genovese, University of Pennsylvania (giuliog@sas.upenn.edu)

Massimiliano Lorenzon, University of Pennsylvania (masl@sas.upenn.edu)

Eleanor Webb, University of Pennsylvania (elwebb@sas.upenn.edu)