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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

Awards & Honors

Howard R. Marraro Prize

Scholarly Society Modern Language Association · 2022 In Dante’s New Life of the Book: A Philology of World Literature, Martin Eisner uses not only manuscripts, editions, and translations of Dante’s Vita nuova but also adaptations of the work in postcards, paintings, music, and film to show what all these transmissions of the Vita nuova reveal about Dante’s distinctive textual strategies. Eisner covers a dazzling number of contexts, offering persuasive analyses of literary and nonliterary material. This strikingly original book illuminates the issues regarding the material transmission of a canonical work the way no other study of Italian literature has and, in so doing, opens up new perspectives and ways of reading. It will be fundamental reading not only for scholars of Dante but for all those working within the material turn in literary studies. More about this award

Lily Auchincloss Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome (Medieval Competition) 2013-14

International American Academy in Rome · December 2013

Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome (Renaissance Competition)

International American Academy in Rome · 2013

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Romance Studies

Other Unknown · April 2008

Institute of Advanced Study, Member

Other Unknown · 2008

Franklin Grants

National American Philosophical Society · 2007

School of Historical Studies/ Members

National Institute for Advanced Study · 2007