Christiana Purdy Moudarres

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Assistant Professor of Italian
149 Elm St B9, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 432-0597

Christiana Purdy Moudarres is Assistant Professor of Italian Language and Literature. After completing her Ph.D. in Italian literature at Yale, she went on to pursue her interest in Medieval Studies through Yale Divinity School’s M.A.R. program. Her research interests include Dante, the intersection of medieval science and religion, and gender studies. She has published articles on natural philosophy and theology in the Divine Comedy and has edited three volumes on medieval and early modern literature: Table Talk: Perspectives on Food in Medieval Italian Literature, New Worlds and the Italian Renaissance: Contributions to the History of European Intellectual Culture, and Dante’s Volume from Alpha to Omega.  She is currently completing her first book, Dante Poet of the Future: Faith, Science and the Immanence of the Age to Come, forthcoming with University of Notre Dame Press. 


ITAL 310 Dante in Translation

A critical reading of Dante’s Divine Comedy and selections from the minor works, with an attempt to place Dante’s work in the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages by relating literature to philosophical, theological, and political concerns.

No knowledge of Italian required. Course conducted in English.

Term: Fall 2022
Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 1.00p.m. - 2.15p.m.