Theodore J. Cachey, Jr.

Professor of Italian; Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Family Director of Italian and Dante Studies; and Co-editor of the Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature

Theodore Cachey is professor and director of Italian Studies at Notre Dame. He specializes in Italian Medieval and Renaissance literature. He has authored, edited and co-edited several books, including Le isole fortunate (1994); Pigafetta's First Voyage Around the World (1995, 2007); Dante Now (1995); Petrarch's Guide to the Holy Land (2002), Le culture di Dante (2004), Dante and Petrarch: Anti-dantism, Metaphysics, Tradition (2009).  His essays have appeared in Annali d'ItalianisticaBelfagor, California Italian StudiesIntersezioniThe ItalianistItalicaThe History of CartographyModern Language NotesSchede umanistiche, and Rivista di letteratura italiana.

Assistant Director

David G. Lummus

Co-Director of the Center for Italian Studies and the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies

David Lummus holds a Ph.D. in Italian from Stanford University (2008) and is co-director of the Center for Italian Studies at Notre Dame. His research focuses on Boccaccio, Petrarch, and Dante, especially their Latin works. He is the author of several articles on fourteenth-century Italian literary culture and its reception. He is the author of The City of Poetry: Imagining the Civic Role of the Poet in Fourteenth-Century Italy (forthcoming 2020) and the editor of The Decameron Sixth Day in Perspective (forthcoming 2021). He is also the co-editor, with Martin Eisner, of A Boccaccian Renaissance: Essays on the Early Modern Impact of Giovanni Boccaccio and His Works (2019).

Contacts at Hesburgh Libraries

Tracy Bergstrom

Director, Specialized Collection Services Program, Hesburgh Libraries
Curator, Zahm Dante and Early Italian Imprints Collection

t: (574) 631-1763
f: (574) 631-7662

Sara Weber

Digital Projects Coordinator, Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries
Web Editor, Devers Program in Dante Studies
t: (574) 631-5610

Devers Program in Dante Studies

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