American Dante Bibliography

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In March 2017, the Dante Society of America entered into a formal partnership with the Società Dantesca Italiana to collaborate in the production of a new, bilingual version of the Bibliografia Dantesca Internazionale/International Dante Bibliography, with enhanced search capabilities. The new version was launched in Fall 2017. The richest online bibliography for Dante Studies, it currently contains more than 30,000 entries. Entries for publications published in North America are now prepared by members of the Dante Society of America.

From 1953 through 2014, an annual bibliography of American Dante Studies was published as an appendix to Dante Studies, the annual journal of the Dante Society. Since 2015, the annual bibliography has been published exclusively online via this website. As a convenience to our members and other scholars, freely downloadable PDF and Microsoft Word versions of the contents of these annual bibliographies are presented below, along with browsable HTML versions. We are grateful to former Dante Studies editor Richard Lansing for preparing electronic versions of the annual bibiographies and to Dominic Ferrante for mounting them on this website. In the process, addenda to the listings that appeared in Dante Studies were incorporated with their corresponding years and all formatting made consistent.

Up through and including 2015, the American Dante bibliographies include all publications relating to Dante (books, articles, translations, reviews) written by North American writers or published in North America for the calendar year, as well as reviews of books from elsewhere published in the United States and Canada.

Beginning in 2016, the scope of was modified to include all publications relating to Dante published in North America, including reviews published in North American journals of books published elsewhere (i.e., the criteria for inclusion are now based on publisher location rather than author origin or residency). Since 2016, all of the entries in American Dante Bibliography are also included in the Bibliografia Dantesca Internazionale/International Dante Bibliography (in fact, the ADB is now prepared as an extract from the BDI/IDB). The BDI/IDB also includes most entries from earlier American Dante bibliographies, and more are being added retrospectively on an ongoing basis. Nevertheless, to ensure a complete search of North American publications, users are encouraged to search both the BDI/IDB and the American Dante Bibliographies listed below.

American Dante Bibliography by Year

Use the search box at the top of the page to search across all the annual bibliographies listed below by keyword(s). You can use Boolean AND/OR/NOT operators to combine terms (e.g., Paolo AND Francesca) orsearch for names and phrases by enclosing them in quotes (e.g., "Pellegrini, Anthony"). Search terms will be highlighted in the search results listing, but once you click on the heading to open the individual bibliography file, you'll need to use the "find on page" feature in your browser (e.g., CTRL-F) to skip down the matching term(s).

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