Aims & Scope

Aims and Scopes

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 fosters a community of scholars united by an intellectual interest in studying Dante Alighieri and his oeuvre from a multitude of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: material text, gender and queer studies, colonial and post-colonial studies, nationalism, environmental studies, music. 

As a result of its mission to share culture as widely as possible, Bibliotheca Dantesca only accepts articles written in English, reserving the possibility of contributions in Italian in exceptional cases, which will be evaluated by the Editors on a case-by-case basis.

Bibliotheca Dantesca welcomes informed contributions to Dante Studies, inviting scholars from all backgrounds and a variety of different perspectives. We believe in academic dialogue and discussion, rejecting all forms of bullying and prevarication.

Open Access Policy

Bibliotheca Dantesca is an open-access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Starting with the fourth volume (2021), and as further described in our submission agreement, the authors agree to publish under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).

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