Martin Eisner
Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Martin Eisner is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Duke University. He specializes in medieval Italian literature, particularly the works of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as the history of the book and media.

He is the author of Boccaccio and the Invention of Italian Literature (Cambridge UP, 2013) and Dante's New Life of the Book (Oxford UP, forthcoming). His current work is dedicated to a biography of Boccaccio for Reaktion Books's Renaissance Lives series and the development of the online research project Dante’s Library. His articles on Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, and Machiavelli have appeared in PMLA, Renaissance Quarterly, Dante Studies, Mediaevalia, California Italian Studies, Quaderni d’Italianistica, Annali d’Italianistica and Le Tre Corone. His research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, the American Academy in Rome, the American Philosophical Association, and the Fulbright Foundation.

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Fall 2019: Wednesday 1:30-3:00 and by appointment

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