Lecture: "Alberti's Dog, Fly, and Autobiography: Life-Writing as Humanistic Mosaic"


Location: Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Martin McLaughlin will present a research seminar, “Alberti’s Dog, Fly, and Autobiography: Life-Writing as Humanistic Mosaic.”

McLaughlin is Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian at Oxford, and a fellow of Magdalen College. He has published widely on Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present, including Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance and Italo Calvino. He has co-edited and contributed to a number of volumes including Petrarch in Britain, Dante the Lyric and Ethical Poet, and The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy. He has also translated works by Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco.

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Sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the Devers Program in Dante Studies.