Bibliotheca Dantesca

Journal of Dante Studies

Welcome to the new website for Bibliotheca Dantesca, the international peer-reviewed open-access journal dedicated to Dante studies. Bibliotheca Dantesca invites essays related to Dante and Dante’s reception through the centuries, from the late Middle Ages to modern times, and from a variety of perspectives, including Mediterranean studies, gender studies, history of emotion, African-American studies, material history, influence on nationalism, “Italianity,” digital humanities, environmental studies, to mention a few.


Six years after our first volume, it was time for a new platform to best serve our promise to provide cutting-edge scholarship on Dante Alighieri and his reception with a widely interdisciplinary perspective and open to the latest technological possibilities a virtual presence offers. Started as a graduate-led journal, Bibliotheca Dantesca has grown significantly with new members of the Editorial Board; the Managing Team now welcomes members from different institutions in Europe and North America. This journal is part of the Italian program at the University of Pennsylvania (as a member of the Department of Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies), with the involvement of graduate and undergraduate students at the University. It cooperates closely with the Center for Italian Studies, Penn Libraries, and Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania.


Volume 6 inaugurates our new website. You can find our previous volumes on the former platform (linked on the right), with the promise of uploading them here as soon as possible. If you need help finding older articles, please contact us directly.


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Bibliotheca Dantesca is proudly an open-access journal. All publications are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: CC BY 4.0

Journal info

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  • publisher place
    Philadelphia, PA
  • rights
    BD is licensed under a 4.0 International License: CC BY 4.0
  • rights holder
    The Graduate Program in Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
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