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Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature,
Head of Italian Section
BA, Fordham University
MA, Cornell University
MPhil, PhD, Yale University
- 718 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 305
Research and Teaching
Professor Costa’s primary areas of interest are the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. His research centers upon Dante, the stilnovistic poets, Petrarch, patristic and medieval hermeneutics, and medieval and Renaissance philosophy and theology. He offers courses in the departments of Romance Studies, Modern Languages & Comparative Literature, and Religion (focussing on the intersections between literature and religion).
Costa has written Irenic Apocalypse: Some Uses of Apocalyptic in Dante, Petrarch and Rabelais, as well as articles on Dante, St. Bonaventure, Pico della Mirandola, Erasmus, Montaigne, Tommaso Campanella, Christopher Smart, and Federico García Lorca. His latest article on Francesco Petrarca has just appeared in a volume of essays on literary history entitled Imitatio-Inventio.