T & Th 3:30 - 4:30pm The Sweet Shop
Assistant Professor, Italian
Faculty Adviser, Gamma Kappa Alpha Honor Society
Beth Coggeshall (PhD, Stanford University) specializes in the literature and culture of medieval Italy, with a particular focus on Dante. Her research centers on the intersections of literature, ethics, and cultural identity; medievalism and popular culture; and the transmedia reception of Dante’s works. She is currently completing a book manuscript on the disputes over the role of friendship in medieval Italian literature. She is also the co-editor (with Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College) of the website Dante Today: Citings and Sightings of Dante’s Works in Contemporary Culture, a curated, crowd-sourced digital archive that showcases Dante’s sustained presence in contemporary culture. She was honored to receive a University Teaching Award for undergraduate teaching in 2018-2019, and she is currently part of the inaugural class of faculty fellows of FSU’s Demos Institute for Humanities Data, 2019-2020.
13th and 14th Century Italian Literature, History, and Culture
The tre corone (Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch)
Dante’s Inferno (Ethics; in English)
La Commedia di Dante (in Italian)
Trecento Writers (in Italian)
Survey of Italian Literature, from the Origins to the 18th Century (in Italian)
Advanced Grammar and Composition (in Italian)
- “Dante Today: Tracking the Global Resonance of the Commedia.” In Dante Beyond Borders. Oxford: Legenda. Forthcoming 2021.
- “Dante oggi. L’Inferno diffondibile.” Italianistica. Forthcoming 2020.
- “Dante’s Afterlife in Popular Culture.” In Approaches to Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy, 2nd edition. Eds. Christopher Kleinhenz and Kristina Olson. MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series. Forthcoming 2020.
- “Dealing with Dante’s Audacity: Borges’s ‘Aleph’ and the Mystical Imperative.” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 24.2 (Fall 2017): 103-114.
- “Per lo ’nferno tuo nome si spande: Politics in the Infernal City.” In Critical Insights: The Inferno, by Dante. Ed. Patrick Hunt, pp. 82-98. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2012.
- “Dante, Islam, and Edward Said.” Telos 139 (Summer 2007): 133-151.