Raffaele De Benedictis

Raffaele De Benedictis

Associate Professor of Italian
Director of Wayne in Abruzzo, Summer Educational Program in Italy


313/577-6243 (fax)


 415 Manoogian Hall

Raffaele De Benedictis

 Raffaele De Benedictis holds a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of Toronto and is Associate  Professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. He is the Director of Wayne in Abruzzo, the Summer Educational Program in Italy. He teaches courses on Dante, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Castiglione, Italian Culture, and Literary Criticism. He is the author of two books and of various articles on Dante, semiotics, and Italian culture. His research focuses primarily on  Dante. 

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

 Dante, semiotics, literary criticism, Italian culture.


Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1996 - M.A., Wayne State University, 1990 - B.A., University of Windsor, 1988

Currently teaching

FALL 2022


 ITA 2710, HON4200, ITA 6610



Courses taught

 ITA 2710 (Italian Culture and Civilization I), ITA 2720 (Italian Culture and Civilization II), ITA 3500/HON 4200 (Dante in Translation: The Divine Comedy), ITA 6610 (Dante, The Divine Comedy I), ITA 6620 (Dante,The Divine Comedy II), ITA 6400/HON 4260 (Languages of Italy),  ITA 6680 (Castiglione and Machiavelli).