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David Lummus



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Spring 2018, by appointment

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David Lummus

Assistant Professor of Italian


David Lummus holds a B.A. in Classics and Italian from the University of Texas at Austin (2001) and a Ph.D. in Italian from Stanford University (2008). He was a Fulbright Scholar in Matera, Italy in 2001-2002. From 2008 to 2012, he was Assistant Professor of Italian at Yale University and he has held guest appointments at the University of Notre Dame (Medieval Institute, 2010-11; Romance Languages, 2016-17). In June 2017, he was Visiting Professor in the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici at the University of Roma Tre. His research has focused on medieval Italian literature and intellectual culture, especially on the Latin works of Boccaccio, Petrarch, and Dante. He has been the Resident Faculty Theme Affiliate at La Casa Italiana since 2014. He regularly teaches courses on Love in the Middles Ages, Medieval Italian Literature, Boccaccio, Petrarch, and on the cultural history of Italy. In 2016, he was given the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Humanities and Sciences, First Years of Teaching.


B.A. in Classics and Italian, University of Texas, Austin (2001)
Ph.D. in Italian, Stanford University (2008)


DLCL 189B Honors Thesis Seminar
DLCL 189C Honors Thesis Seminar
DLCL 199 Honors Thesis Oral Presentation
FRENCH 199 Individual Work
FRENCH 399 Individual Work
FRENCH 802 TGR Dissertation
ITALIAN 101 Italy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
ITALIAN 199 Individual Work
ITALIAN 399 Individual Work
ITALIAN 802 TGR Dissertation