Steven Botterill
Associate Professor; Director (2015-17), Education Abroad Program/Italy
Department of Italian Studies
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Research Expertise and Interest

Italian literature and culture, Dante


Steven Botterill, Ph.D. University of Cambridge, is Associate Professor of Italian Studies. He has published widely on Dante and other aspects of medieval Italian literature. He is a two-time elected member of the Council of the Dante Society of America, and editor emeritus of the Society’s journal, Dante Studies. His teaching covers the spectrum of Italian literature and culture from 1200 to 1500, with occasional forays into the Romantic period, modern poetry, and the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini. His ongoing research involves thinking about Dante's ethics in relation to language and theology. He is currently (from August 2015) serving as Director of the UC Education Abroad Program in Italy.

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