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Martin Eisner

Professor of Romance Studies
Romance Studies
Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
205 Language Center, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


“Boccaccio’s Open Book: Chigi L V 176 and the Invention of Italian Literature.” · June 1, 2013 Lecture Boccaccio and Chaucer Conference. Università di Roma, La Sapienza
“Boccaccio in Venice: The 1363 Mission to Petrarch.” Boccaccio Veneto: Cultural crossing in the Medieval Mediterranean." · June 1, 2013 Lecture Casa Artom, Wake Forest University, Venice
Mediating Dante: Boccaccio and the Transformation of a Modern Author. · May 1, 2013 Lecture Dante Society of America, Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA.
Boccaccio and the Authority of Literature · October 1, 2011 Lecture Mary Washington University
The Codex and the Canon: Boccaccio and the Making of Dante, Petrarch, and Cavalcanti · October 1, 2011 Lecture University of California, Berkeley
“Boccaccio’s Open Book: Chigi L V 176 and the Invention of Italian Literature.” · June 1, 2013 Lecture Boccaccio and Chaucer Conference. Università di Roma, La Sapienza
“Boccaccio in Venice: The 1363 Mission to Petrarch.” Boccaccio Veneto: Cultural crossing in the Medieval Mediterranean." · June 1, 2013 Lecture Casa Artom, Wake Forest University, Venice
Mediating Dante: Boccaccio and the Transformation of a Modern Author. · May 1, 2013 Lecture Dante Society of America, Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA.
Boccaccio and the Authority of Literature · October 1, 2011 Lecture Mary Washington University
The Codex and the Canon: Boccaccio and the Making of Dante, Petrarch, and Cavalcanti · October 1, 2011 Lecture University of California, Berkeley
The ‘Careless’ Scribe: Boccaccio’s Chigi Codex and the Invention of Italian Literature · April 1, 2011 Lecture Columbia University
“Boccaccio on Dante and Truth in Ferondo’s Purgatory (Decameron III.8),” Lectura Boccaccii single-speaker session. MLA · January 1, 2011 Lecture Los Angeles.
“Boccaccio’s Experiments with the Material Book.” Material Philology and the Neo-Latin Text. · October 1, 2010 Lecture Netherlands.
“A Singular Boccaccio.” Triennial International Boccaccio Conference · April 1, 2010 Lecture Amherst, Massachusetts.
Petrarch’s Influence on Dante: The Multiple Temporalities of Literary History · April 1, 2009 Lecture Revising Petrarch Panel. Renaisssance Society of America, Los Angeles
World Literature without Philology?: Rethinking the Shape of Literary History with Auerbach and Dante.” · April 1, 2008 Lecture Erich Auerbach and the Future of Literary Criticism Conference. University of Illinois, Urbana.

Service to the Profession


External Reader, Digitial Philology · December 3, 2013 Editorial Activities
External Reader, Exemplaria Spring 2013 · December 3, 2013 Editorial Activities
External Reader, University of Chicago Press · 2012 Editorial Activities
External Reader for University of Toronto Press · December 4, 2011 Editorial Activities
External Reader for Yale University Press · March 19, 2008 Editorial Activities