Choice Magazine selects Dante volume as outstanding academic title

Author: Arts and Letters


The most recent volume in the University of Notre Dame’s Devers series in Dante studies has been placed on Choice Magazine’s highly regarded list of Outstanding Academic Titles for 2008. This is the third time the series has been honored by Choice.

“The Ancient Flame: Dante and the Poets,” the ninth volume in the series, was authored by Winthrop Wetherbee of Cornell University, and edited by Christian Moevs, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures and fellow of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute, and Theodore Cachey, professor of Romance languages and literatures.

The selective Choice list reviews approximately 7,000 works each calendar year and places 10 percent on its Outstanding Academic Title list, which “brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.”

The Devers Program in Dante Studies at Notre Dame promotes teaching and research about Dante across the College of Arts and Letters curriculum along with its sponsorship of the Devers Series in Dante Studies, which is published by the Notre Dame Press.

Contact: Theodore Cachey, , or Christian Moevs,

Originally published by Mollie Zubek at on January 29, 2009.