Alfred Crudale

Alfred Crudale, Curriculum Vitae


Alfred R. Crudale graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Ph.D. in Italian Literature. The title of his dissertation is “Love and Civitas; Dante’s Ethical Journey in the Vita Nuova.” 


Alfred R. Crudale’s scholarship focuses on medieval Italian literature with a specialization on Dante, the Dolce Stil Nuovo, and medieval Italian poetry. He is interested in the influence of the stilnovisti on the poetry of Ezra Pound.


Ph.D., University of Connecticut, CT, (May 2013)
M.A., University of Rhode Island (May 1991)
B.A., Rhode Island College (May 1985)

Selected Publications

“‘Canzone…t’ho allevata per figliuola d’Amore’: Three Songs of Love in Dante’s Vita Nuova.” Proceedings from the Dante and Music Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Philedelphia, PA, November 2018.
“Beatrice: Dante’s Link between Erotic passion and Divine Grace.” Proceedings from the “Dante and the Christian Imagination” Conference, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. March 2012.
“Versi d’Amore e prose di romanzi: Are the Poets of the Dolce Stil Nuovo Still Relevant?” International Journal of the Humanities. 8 (5):195-206. 2010

Book Reviews

The Medici: Citizens and Masters. Rober Black and John E. Law, eds. Villa I Tatti: the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, 2015. Italica, (2018).
Courtsey Lost: Dante, Boccaccio, and the Literature of History. Kristina M. Olsen. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. Annali d’italianistica, Vol. 34 (2016).