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Literature course explores Dante’s world in Italy

Medieval Literature students spent Block 2 in Italy studying Dante’s “Divine Comedy.” Their days were spent roaming the cathedrals that inspired Dante himself and viewing art that was inspired by Dante’s work.


English professor edits articles on teaching Dante

Professor Katy Stavreva collected and edited a cluster of 11 articles—including one she wrote herself—about multidisciplinary approaches to teaching Dante for the Winter 2013 edition of the journal Pedagogy.


HAIG Lecture

Michelle Herder, assistant professor of history, will give a lecture on April 14th titled “Serving in the Cloister: Work and Discipline in Late Medieval Monasteries.”


Gione explores early modern texts at Newberry Library

Hitting the library is a habit most first-year students adopt. But Ellie Gione took this notion much deeper than most, digging into primary sources more than 450 years old at one of the world’s premier research libraries.


English course brings Shakespeare to life

Shakespeare’s words were intended for the stage, and every other year students in “Shakespeare after Shakespeare” bring one of the Bard’s plays to life. Within five weeks of intense engagement with Shakespeare’s language, the class mounts a full-scale production, with students working as actors, set designers, stage managers, costumers, and more.


Newberry Library grants English students access to rare texts

Scholarly research in English is typically a solo affair. But during a unique course at the Newberry Library in Chicago, professor Katy Stavreva serves as guide, mentor, and colleague as students dig into the archives at one of the North America’s premier research libraries.