Piero Boitani#

Piero Boitani
Membership Number:1989
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007 - 2010 Chair of Comparative Literature at the University of Italian Switzerland, Lugano
  • 2004 - 2010 Director of SUM-Sapienza Ph.D. program in European Literature and Culture
  • Since 1998 Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Rome “Sapienza”
  • 1985 - 1998 Professor of English Literature at the University of Rome “Sapienza”

Fields of Scholarship
  • Modern literature
  • Dante
  • Medieval literature
  • Ancient myth

Honours and Awards
  • Fellow of the British Academy
  • Member of the the Academia Europaea
  • Member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Member of the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino
  • Member of the Accademia dell’Arcadia
  • Member of the Medieval Academy of America
  • Member of the Dante Society of America
  • Member of the Accademia dei Lincei
  • 1989 - 1995 President of the European Society for English Studies
  • Arts and Humanities Advisor to the American Academy in Rome
  • 2002 Feltrinelli Prize for Literary Criticism
  • 2010 De Sanctis Prize
  • 2016 Balzan Prize

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