Martin Eisner is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Duke University. He specializes in medieval Italian literature, particularly the works of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as the history of the book and media. He is the author of Boccaccio and the Invention of Italian Literature: Dante, Petrarch, Cavalcanti, and the Authority of the Vernacular (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and the forthcoming Dante and the Afterlife of the Book. Eisner is also the editor-in-chief of a new online research project entitled Dante’s Library. His research has appeared in PMLA, Renaissance Quarterly, Dante Studies, California Italian Studies, Annali d’Italianistica, and Le Tre Corone.
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