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Igor Candido Assistant Professor

Igor Candido holds two doctoral degrees in Italian literature, a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, USA (2011) and a Dottorato di ricerca in Italianistica from the University of Turin, Italy (2009). In 2013-2014 he was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship to conduct research at Freie Universität Berlin. Before joining Trinity College, he lectured in Italy, the US, and Germany, and has written on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Poliziano, Emerson, Longfellow, and De Sanctis. He has provided the critical edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s translation of Dante’s Vita nuova (Turin: Aragno editore, 2012) as well as a monograph on Boccaccio as reader and imitator of Apuleius (Boccaccio umanista. Studi su Boccaccio e Apuleio, Ravenna: Longo editore, 2014). He has recently edited a volume titled Petrarch and Boccaccio. The Unity of Knowledge in the Pre-modern World (Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 2018) available in print and in open access through the Knowledge Unlatched catalogue. He is currently working on a new commented edition of Petrarch’s The Life of Solitude (Toronto University Press). He is also editing a special issue of Digital Philology. A Journal of Medieval Cultures (Johns Hopkins UP). His new main research project is tentatively titled The Prehistory of the Novel. Studies in the Origins and Silent Transmission of Western Narrative Fiction. He is one of the editors of: Lettere italiane, Griseldaonline, and Archivio Novellistico Italiano. He collaborates with Italian and American journals such as "L'Indice dei libri del mese" and "Modern Language Notes".


His areas of interest include: Dante; Petrarch; Boccaccio and the Latin classics; Italian Renaissance humanism; Philology; Comparative Literature; the reception of Dante in the Anglophone world.
He teaches language and literary modules on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Ariosto and Tasso at the undergraduate level. He also co-ordinates, and teaches in, the following postgraduate modules:

Dantean Echoes (Comparative Literature, cross-listed with Medieval Studies/ Identities and Cultures of Europe / Literary Translation)
Chaucer and the Italian Trecento (Medieval Studies, with Brendan O’Connell)
Old Italian (Medieval Studies)
Medieval and Renaissance Foundations of Western Europe (Identities and Cultures of Europe)

Publications

Books

  • (editor and translator) Petrarch, The Life of Solitude, a new commented edition. Lorenzo da Ponte Italian Library (Toronto: Toronto UP, accepted)
  • Boccaccio umanista. Studi su Boccaccio e Apuleio (Ravenna: Longo editore, 2014)
  • Dante Alighieri-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vita Nuova, edizione critica a cura e con un saggio monografico di I. Candido (Turin: Aragno, 2012)

Edited Books

  • (invited guest editor) Special issue of Digital Philology. A Journal of Medieval Cultures (Johns Hopkins UP, forthcoming 2020).
  • (editor) Petrarch and Boccaccio. The Unity of Knowledge in the Pre-modern World. Proceedings of the Berlin Conference, June 11-12, 2014 (Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 2018). In Open Access
  • (editor and translator) Christopher S. Celenza, Il Rinascimento perduto. La letteratura latina nella cultura italiana del Quattrocento  (Rome: Carocci, 2014)
  • (co-editor, with F. Caruso) Fifty Years with Dante and Italian Literature. Festschrift in Honor of John Freccero, MLN 124.5 2009 Comp. Lit. Supplement.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Per una rilettura della Vita Nova: la prima visio in somniis,” Lettere italiane, 71.1: 21-50.
  • The Bible of Love: Emerson's and Rossetti's Early Translations of The Vita Nuova,” Studj romanzi 15, n.s. (2019): 125-148.
  • “I confini del Decameron: Fiammetta e Corbaccio a confronto.” In: Philippe Guerin, Manuele Gragnolati (eds): Aimer ou ne pas aimer: une question, deux textes: Boccace Elegia di madonna Fiammetta et Corbaccio. Colloque International organisé par les Universités Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris 3 et Sorbonne Université, 25-26 janvier 2018 , Paris, PSN, 2018, 191-207.
  • “Introduction.” In: Igor Candido (ed.), Petrarch and Boccaccio. The Unity of Knowledge in the Pre-modern World, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2018, 1 – 14. In Open Access
  • “Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio on Religious Conversion.” In: Igor Candido (ed.), Petrarch and Boccaccio. The Unity of Knowledge in the Pre-modern World, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2018: 153-175. In Open Access
  • “Boccaccio sulla via del romanzo. Metamorfosi di un genere tra antico e moderno.” In Archivio Novellistico Italiano 1 (2016): 6-26. In Open Access:
  • “Il pane tra le favole o del Convivio di Boccaccio: l’Introduzione alla Quarta Giornata”, Atti del Convegno “Boccaccio politico”, Università di Bologna, July 19-21, 2013, in Heliotropia 12.2015: 47-79. In Open Access
  • “Legere quod scripserunt primi, scribere quod legant ultimi: itinerari della lettura (e della scrittura) tra Petrarca e Boccaccio, in C’è un lettore in questo testo? Rappresentazioni letterarie della lettura in Italia, ed. by G. Rizzarelli and C. Savettieri (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2016), 43-67.
  • “L’esilio di Dante nella letteratura inglese e americana tra Otto e Novecento (con una premessa storica al Dante dei puritani)”, in Letture classensi 45 (Ravenna: Longo editore, 2016), 85-103.
  • “Il cor inquietum di Dante e il cor quietum di Boccaccio nella Storia di Francesco de Sanctis”, in Lettere italiane 67.2 (2015): 225-249.
  • “Boccaccio rinnovatore di generi classici”, in Boccaccio 1313-2013. Proceedings of the Second Triennial American Boccaccio Association Conference. F. Ciabattoni, E. Filosa and K. Olson, eds. Georgetown University, October 4-6, 2013 (Ravenna: Longo editore, 2015): 225-36.
  • “Ovidio e il pubblico del Decameron”, in Atti del Convegno “Umana cosa”, Università degli Studi di Torino, December 12-14, 2013, in Levia Gravia 15-16 (2013-2014): 1-15.
  • “Branca e il MS Hamilton 90 della Staatsbibliothek di Berlino”. Atti del Convegno di studi (Padova-Venezia, 7-8 maggio 2013), a cura di Cesare De Michelis e Gilberto Pizzamiglio, Biblioteca di «Lettere italiane» - Studi e testi, vol. 74 (Florence: Olschki, 2014), 35-52.
  • “Venus duplex: Apuleio dal Teseida alla Comedia delle ninfe fiorentine”, in Proceedings of the ABA Conference, Amherst, April 30 - May 1, 2010, ed. by E. Filosa and M. Papio (Ravenna: Longo editore, 2012), 221-239.
  • “Poetry and Imagination: Emerson interprete di Dante”, in Dante Alighieri-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vita Nuova, edizione critica a cura e con un saggio di I. Candido (Turin: Aragno, 2012), 1-175.
  • “European Influences and American Identity in Longfellow’s Dantism”, in G. Mazzotta and A. Saiber, eds., Dante and Longfellow. Special Issue of Dante Studies 129 (2010): 103-123.
  • “The Role of the Philosopher in Late Quattrocento Florence: Poliziano’s Lamia and the Legacy of the Pico-Barbaro Epistolary Controversy”, in C. S. Celenza, Angelo Poliziano’s Lamia in Context (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2010), 95-129.
  • “Rassegna di studi danteschi in Nord America (1990-2010)”, in Lettere italiane 62.1 (2010): 114-150.
  • “La fabula di Amore e Psiche dalle chiose del Laur. 29.2 alle due redazioni delle Genealogie di Boccaccio e ancora in Dec. X, 10”, in Studi Sul Boccaccio 37 (2009): 171-96. Rpt. in Amore e Psiche. La favola dell'anima. Ed. by E. Fontanella (Milan: Bompiani, 2013): 289-309.
  • “Apuleio alla fine del Decameron: la novella di Griselda come riscrittura della lepida fabula di Amore e Psiche”, in Filologia e critica 32.1 (2007): 3-17.
  • “Il Libro della Scrittura, il Libro della Natura, il Libro della Memoria: l’esegesi dantesca di C. S. Singleton fra tradizione giudaico-cristiana e trascendentalismo emersoniano”, in Modern Language Notes 122.1 (2007): 46-79.

 

Media Outreach

  • “I confini del Decameron: Fiammetta e Corbaccio a confronto.” Colloque International organisé par les Universités Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris 3 et Sorbonne Université, 25-26 janvier 2018
    https://etudesitaliennes.hypotheses.org/6215
  • “The Bible of Love:” Emerson’s and Rossetti’s Early Translations of the Vita Nuova. The Global Dante Project of New York . A One-Day Conference Friday, April 8, 2016
    On Youtube from 49:00 on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3h2BemLBbo

Office: Arts Building room 4088
Contact: candidoi@tcd.ie
Personal webpage: https://tcd.academia.edu/IgorCandido

 

Research Profile