European Studies at Stony Brook







Center for Italian Studies

Stony Brook Dante Project

Undergraduate Research Opportunities



Charles Franco

Associate Professor of Italian

Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Office: Humanities, Room 1143

Tel. 631-632-1494/7440


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Coordinator and Academic Advisor for the Italian Studies Programs

Coordinator and Academic Advisor for the Medieval Studies Program


Charles Franco is currently coordinator and academic advisor of the Italian Program in the department and Medieval Studies for the university. He has been chair of the department since its inception for the first six years; previously he was chair of the Department of French and Italian. His area of interest is Dante, Boccaccio, and Medieval Italian literature. He has edited and published for the web Cotter's translation of the Divine Comedy and Tusiani's Dante's Lyric Poetry. In addition to his commitment to the department, he teaches EEP (Electronic Extension Program) courses for the School of Professional Development. He is a recipient of the Great Teacher Award for his contribution to the EEP program in the School of Professional Development.


La Beatrice di Dante. Poggibonsi: Lalli Editore, 1982

Arte e poesia nel "Reggimento e costumi di donna". Ravenna: Longo, 1982

Dante: Summa Medievalis (co-edited with L. Morgan). Stony Brook: FiLibrary, 1995

www project: Stony Brook Dante Project -- On-line editions of Dante's poetry

Edited Cotter's Translation of Dante  The Divine Comedy, Third Edition, Stony Brook, Forum Italicum Publications, 2006.

Several articles and reviews in medieval Italian literature

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