Bibliotheca Dantesca is an international peer-reviewed open-access 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 with a widely interdisciplinary perspective. At Penn, the Italian Studies program and the Center actively collaborate in organizing events devoted to Dante, such as 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's scholarship in a timely way.
Eva Del Soldato and Mauro Calcagno
Call for Articles
We welcome submissions for our sixth volume (December 2023). The deadline is June 30, 2023.
The journal welcomes contributions that investigate the works of Dante and its reception from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Bibliotheca Dantesca invites essays related to Dante and Dante's reception through the centuries, from the late Middle Ages to modern times, and from a variety of perspectives, including Mediterranean studies, gender studies, history of emotion, African-American studies, material text, influence on nationalism, “Italianity,” digital humanities, environmental studies, to mention a few.
All submissions should be in English. The journal publishes ARTICLES (double-blind peer-review, between 6000 and 15000 words) and NOTES (single-blind peer-review, maximum 6000 words).
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Current Volume: Volume 5 (2022)
Thematic Section Articles
Introduction Missiles for the Future: Dante and DH
Elizabeth Coggeshall and Akash Kumar
Thematic Section Notes
'Dante's Library': Reconstructing Dante's Material World
Alyssa M. Granacki
Data Visualization as a Tool to Experience the Legacy of Dante's Divine Comedy and its Influence on the Cultural Heritage
Matteo Bonera and Anna Bardazzi
Literary Visualization. Towards a Visual Annotation of Dante's 'Comedy'
Simone Marchesi, Pamela A. Patton, Earnestine Qiu, and Max Matukhin
Dante's 'Lonza': A Dissection of the Wild Cat in Canto I
New Dante Worlds
Armando Antonelli. 'Fabbricare e trasmettere la storia nel Medioevo. Cronachistica, memoria documentaria e identità cittadina nel Trecento italiano.' Pisa-Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2021.
Editorial Team - Vol. 5
David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania
Eva Del Soldato, University of Pennsylvania
Mauro Calcagno, University of Pennsylvania
Natale Vacalebre, University of Copenhagen
Mario Sassi, University of Pennsylvania
Tommaso De Robertis, University of Pennsylvania
Juliette Bellacosa, University of Pennsylvania
Giuseppe Bruno-Chomin, Penn State University
Federica Coluzzi, University of Warwick
Lourdes Contreras, University of Pennsylvania
Giulio Genovese, University of Pennsylvania
Massimiliano Lorenzon, University of Pennsylvania
Paolo Scartoni, Rutgers University
Eleanor Webb, University of Pennsylvania
Missiles for the Future: Dante and DH, Editors
Elizabeth Coggeshall, Florida State University
Akash Kumar, University of California, Berkeley
Elena Molino, Graphic Designer