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Dr. Igor Candido

Assistant Professor (Italian)
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Igor Candido is Assistant Professor/ Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. He holds two doctoral degrees in Italian literature, a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University (2011) and a Dr.Phil. from the University of Turin, Italy (2009). In 2013-2014 he was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship to conduct research at Freie Universität Berlin. He has lectured and taught in Italy, the US, Germany, Ireland and written on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Poliziano, Emerson, and Longfellow. He has provided the critical edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson's translation of Dante's Vita nuova (Aragno editore, 2012) as well as a monograph on Boccaccio as reader and imitator of Apuleius of Madauros (Boccaccio umanista. Studi su Boccaccio e Apuleio, Longo editore, 2014). He has just finished editing a volume titled Petrarch and Boccaccio. The Unity of Knowledge in the Pre-modern World (Walter De Gruyter, 2018) and is currently working on a new commented edition of Petrarch's The Life of Solitude (Toronto University Press, under contract). He is also editing a special issue of Digital Philology (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019-20). His new research project is tentatively titled The Prehistory of the Novel. Studies in the Origins and Silent Transmission of Western Narrative Fiction. He is one of the editors of: Lettere italiane, Griseldaonline, and Archivio Novellistico Italiano; he collaborates with Italian and American journals such as "L'Indice dei libri del mese" and "Modern Language Notes".
 Petrarch and Boccaccio as Pre-Modern Humanists
 Global Humanities Junior Research and Teaching Stay at Freie Universitaet Berlin

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Igor Candido, 'Boccaccio', Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, Dordrecht, Springer, 2019, -, Bibliography, filmography, etc., IN_PRESS
Igor Candido (ed.), Petrarch's The Life of Solitude , Toronto, Toronto University Press, 2019, Book, ACCEPTED
Igor Candido, Per una rilettura della Vita Nova: la prima visio in somniis, Lettere italiane, 71, (1), 2019, p21 - 50, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Igor Candido, Psyche's Textual Journey from Apuleius to Boccaccio and Petrarch, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies , 2019, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Igor Candido, Boccaccio Reading Cino Reading Dante in Filostrato V 62-66, Modern Language Notes, 2019, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Igor Candido, 'The Bible of Love:' Emerson's and Rossetti's Early Translations of The Vita Nuova, Studj romanzi, n.s., 2019, p125 - 148, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Igor Candido (ed.), Petrarch and Boccaccio. The Unity of Knowledge in the Pre-modern World, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2018, 1 - 380pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio on Conversion. in, editor(s)Igor Candido , Petrarch and Boccaccio. The Unity of Knowledge in the Pre-modern World, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2018, pp153 - 175, [Igor Candido], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
I confini del Decameron: Fiammetta e Corbaccio a confronto in, editor(s)Philippe Guerin, Manuele Gragnolati , Aimer ou ne pas aimer: une question, deux textes: Boccace Elegia di madonna Fiammetta et Corbaccio. Colloque International organisé par les Universités Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris 3 et Sorbonne Université, 25-26 janvier 2018 , Paris, PSN, 2018, pp191 - 207, [Igor Candido], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Introduction in, editor(s)Igor Candido , Petrarch and Boccaccio. The Unity of Knowledge in the Pre-modern World, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2018, pp1 - 14, [Igor Candido], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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Igor Candido, Preliminary Observations on a new bilingual edition of Boccaccio's Decameron., BonHum, Tours, Univ. Francois Rabelais, 25 January, 2019, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Igor Candido, I confini del Decameron: Fiammetta e Corbaccio a confronto, Aimer ou ne pas aimer: une question, deux textes: Boccace Elegia di madonna Fiammetta et Corbaccio. Colloque International organisé par les Universités Sorbonne nouvelle - Paris 3 et Sorbonne Université, 25-26 janvier 2018, Paris, 26 January 2018, 2018, Manuele Gragnolati and Philippe Guerin, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Igor Candido, Forme dell'immaginazione e rappresentazioni della lettura nella letteratura italiana', Pisa, Scuola Normale, 13-14 November, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Igor Candido, Review of L'eccezione italiana: L'intellettuale laico nel Medioevo e l'origine del Rinascimento (800-1300) (Rome: Viella, 2017), in L'Indice dei libri del mese, February 2018: 19., by Ronald Witt , LÍndice dei libri del mese, (2), 2018, p19 , Review, PUBLISHED
Igor Candido, Visuali retrospettive, Review of Dante leggero, by Marco Veglia , L'Indice dei libri del mese, (12), 2018, p27 , Review, PUBLISHED
Igor Candido, Review of La realtà come invenzione. Forme e storia della novella italiana , by E. Menetti, , L'Indice dei librid el mese, 2017, p21 , Review, PUBLISHED
Igor Candido, 'The Bible of Love:' Emerson's and Rossetti's Early Translations of The Vita Nuova, Dante's Vita Nuova: Archaeologies of a Text, New York, April 8, 2016, Maria Luisa Ardizzone and Teodolinda Barolini, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Igor Candido, I 'romanzi' di Boccaccio tra antico e moderno, Padua, March 17, 2016, University of Padua, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Igor Candido, Psyche's Textual Journey from Apuleius to Boccaccio and Petrarch, The Afterlife of Apuleius, London, April 3-4, 2016, Warburg Institute, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Igor Candido, Love's Metaphors Lost: Boccaccio's Fiammetta and the Birth of the Psychological Novel, Metaphors and Other Ways we Choose by, Berlin, November 7, 2015, Topoi, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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My areas of interest include: Dante; Petrarch; Boccaccio (and their interest in the Latin classics); Italian Renaissance humanism; Philology; Comparative Literature; Philosophy and Literature; Ralph Waldo Emerson and the American Renaissance.