Danielle Callegari

Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor

Danielle Callegari (Ph.D., New York University) is Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth College and Councilor of the Dante Society of America. Her teaching and research focuses on premodern Italian literature and food and wine studies. She has published on a variety of subjects including Dante, medieval food and wine culture, early modern women’s writing and religion, and modern Italian food and politics. Her first monograph, “Dante’s Gluttons: Food and Society from the Convivio to the Comedy” is forthcoming with Amsterdam University Press. She currently has two projects in development: the first on the long history of the Italian cookbook and its politics beginning with Frederick II's 13th-century Liber de coquina; the second on Italian journalist Mario Soldati and Italian wine following the creation of the EEC.

Department(s): 
French and Italian
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Education: 
M.A. New York University
Ph. D. New York University

Selected Publications

Dante’s Gluttons: Food and Society in Medieval Italian Literature. Amsterdam University Press. Forthcoming 2021.

John Freccero, In Dante’s Wake: Navigating From Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition, intro. and ed. with Melissa Swain. Fordham: Fordham University Press. 2015.

Diodata Malvasia, Writings on the Sisters of San Luca and their Miraculous Madonna, ed. and trans. with Shannon McHugh. Toronto: Iter; Tempe, AZ: CMRS. 2015.

“Marcella Cucina: Marcella Hazan and the Gendered Authority of the Italian Cookbook” in Eve’s Sinful Bite: Foodscapes in Italian Women’s Writing, Culture and  Society, eds. Claudia Bernardi, Francesca Calamita and Daniele De Feo. London: Bloomsbury. 2020.

“Unlabelling Authenticity: Food and Wine in Mario Soldati” Special Issue of The Italianist: Film Issue: Ecomedia, eds. Danielle Hipkins, Elena Past, and Monica Seger, with Joseph Perna. 2020.

“Fast, Feast, Feminism: Teaching Food and Gender in Italian Religious Women’s Writings” Special Issue of Religions: Gender and Spirituality in the Renaissance: Teaching Women’s Religious Writings, 1300-1650, from Europe and the Americas, ed. Jane Tylus. 2018.     *Selected as “Article of the Month” by Feminae

“Grey Partridge and Middle-Aged Mutton: The Social Value of Food in the Tenzone with Forese Donati” Dante Studies 133: 177–90. 2015.