Three ND Press titles edited by faculty win national awards

Author: Arts and Letters


Three books edited by University of Notre Dame faculty members and published by Notre Dame Press have recently received national awards.

“Accounting for Dante: Urban Readers and Writers in Late Medieval Italy” received the Modern Language Association of America’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies, and “Understanding Dante” and “The Theology of Thomas Aquinas” each received an Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice Magazine.

Theodore J. Cachey, professor of Romance languages and literatures and the Albert J. Ravarino Family Director of the Devers Program in Dante Studies, and Christian Moevs, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures, co-edited both “Accounting for Dante,” by Justin Steinberg, and “Understanding Dante,” by John A. Scott.

Both books are part of the University’s William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies. “Accounting for Dante” will be published by Notre Dame Press in the fall, and “Understanding Dante,” which was selected for its excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of its contribution to the field and its value as an important treatment of its subject, was published last year.

“The Theology of Thomas Aquinas,” published last year, was co-edited by Joseph Wawrykow, associate professor of theology at Notre Dame.

The complete list of Outstanding Academic Titles will be announced in this month’s issue of Choice, which is the premier source for reviewers of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on January 10, 2006.