Beatrice Arduini completed her undergraduate work at the University of Milan in Italy before earning a doctorate from the same school and a Ph.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington. Prof. Arduini centers her work on Medieval Italian literature and Dante Studies, particularly on manuscript culture. Her book, Dante's Convivio: The Creation of a Cultural Icon examines the tradition of Dante's unfinished treatise in manuscripts and early printed editions. Prof. Arduini's projects include the analysis of Giovanni Boccaccio's activity as copyist and editor of Dante's works, in particular the Rime, and the study of the conditions of writing and transcribing in prison in the Florentine Middle Ages. She has published on these and other topics in Mediaevalia, Heliotropia, Romance Philology, Textual Cultures, Medioevo Letterario d'Italia, Dante Studies and Medioevo e Rinascimento. Her research and teaching interests also include Early Italian and Occitan Literature and the development of the song collection genre (canzonieri) in order to investigate how the material form of texts crucially determines their meanings. Recently, she contributed with a chapter for Dante visualizzato – Carte ridenti III: XV secolo - seconda parte and for Dante Satiro. Satire in Dante Alighieri's Comedy and Other Works .
- Beatrice Arduini, "Invective and Emotional Tones in Dante's Convivio." In 'Dante Satiro': Satire in the Middle Ages and in Dante's Works, edited by Fabian Alfie and Nicolino Applauso. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2020. 117-131.
- Beatrice Arduini, "La politica linguistica del Convivio di Dante." Medioevo Letterario d'Italia 6 (2019). 45-58.
- Beatrice Arduini, "Messer Torello's Magic Carpet Ride as Synecdoche for Decameron 10.9." Heliotropia 16-17 (2019-20). 189-204.
- Beatrice Arduini, "Rassegna critica degli anni boccacciani 2016-2018 (gennaio 2016-giugno 2018)." Archivio Novellistico Italiano 3 (2019). 156-183. Download PDF (219.42 KB)
- Beatrice Arduini, "Antonio Manetti: gli studi e la passione per Dante." In Dante visualizzato. Carte ridenti III: 1450-1500, edited by Rossend Arqués Corominas, Marcello Ciccuto, Sabrina Ferrara. Florence: F. Cesati, 2019. 101-114.
- Beatrice Arduini, "Dante's Convivio Between Manuscript and Print." The Pre-Modern Book in a Global Context: Materiality and Visuality, ed. Marilynn R. Desmond, Mediaevalia 41 (2020). 163-188.
- Beatrice Arduini, “Boccaccio and His Desk.” The Cambridge Companion to Boccaccio. Eds. Guyda Armstrong, Rhiannon Daniels, and Stephen Milner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 1-17.
- Beatrice Arduini. "Il ruolo di Boccaccio e di Marsilio Ficino nella tradizione del Convivio di Dante." Boccaccio in America. Proceedings of the 2010 International Boccaccio Conference at The University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Ed. Michael Papio, and Elsa Filosa). Ravenna: Longo, 2012. 95-103.
- Beatrice Arduini, Isabella Magni, Jelena Todorović, eds. Interpretation and Visual Poetics in Early Modern Texts. Essays in Honor of H. Wayne Storey. Leiden, Boston: Brill.
- Beatrice Arduini, "Treasures of the Lilly Library: Paleographic Aspects of the Poole 26 Griselda’s Transcription."
- Beatrice Arduini, "Memorie letterarie nel Convivio di Dante." The Romanic Review.
- Beatrice Arduini, "Dolente me: son morto ed ag[g]io vita! The sonnet corona of “disaventura” by Monte Andrea da Firenze."
Summer 2021 A-term
- Congratulations to the Class of 2021! - June 14, 2021
- Associate Professor Beatrice Arduini in New Podcast Series Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time - February 1, 2021
- Associate Professor Beatrice Arduini Publishes First Book - October 20, 2020
- French & Italian Studies Faculty Update - May 6, 2019
- New Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies - July 20, 2016
- Congratulations, 2016 FIS Graduates! - June 10, 2016
- Professor Beatrice Arduini featured in The Whole U's June 25 Faculty Friday! - July 8, 2015
- The Cambridge Companion to Boccaccio finally published, with contributions from FIS Professor Beatrice Arduini - July 8, 2015
- Autumn 2014 Course: Friendship and Betrayal in Early Italian Literature - May 14, 2014
- W14 Course: The Age of Discovery Through Italian Literature and Culture - November 7, 2013
- Course Highlights - Winter 2013 - November 1, 2012
- FIS Faculty present at the 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), October 19-21, 2012, hosted by Seattle University - October 25, 2012