Dr. David Lampe Poetry Speakers Collection [1979-2002]


Boitani, Piero; 1989-09-13


Piero Boitani


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Dr. David Lampe Poetry Collection


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Biography: Born in Rome, Boitani received his Ph.D. from Cambridge while teaching there and has taught in the University of Pescara and University of Perugia. He is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Sapienza University of Rome and teaches at the Gregorian University and at the University of Italian Switzerland.

He was the President of the European Society for English Studies from 1989-95 (now Founding President), as well as becoming a Fellow of the British Academy, the Accademia dei Lincei, the Academia Europaea, the Polish Academy of Arts, the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, the Accademia dell’Arcadia, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Dante Society of America. In 2002 he received from the Accademia dei Lincei the Feltrinelli Prize for literary criticism, in 2010 the De Sanctis Prize, and in 2016 the Balzan Prize for Comparative Literature. He is the literary editor of the Greek and Latin classics series, Fondazione Valla.

-Wikipedia, Piero Boitani, 2020-09-14

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