Assistant Professor of English published in Modern Language Notes
Karen Gross, assistant professor of English:
Gross published “Scholar Saints and Boccaccio’s Trattatello in laude di Dante” in the Italian issue of Modern Language Notes (MLN) in January. Published by Johns Hopkins Press, each volume of MLN has one issue per year on French, Italian, German, and Spanish literature and covers all time periods. MLN focuses on critical literary studies in these four languages as well as recent work in comparative literature. Gross’ article discusses Boccaccio’s biography of Dante, which has long frustrated readers, and how it can be understood in part as a rewriting of the life of St. Thomas Aquinas.