Associate Professor of Italian
Director of Wayne in Abruzzo, Summer Educational Program in Italy
415 Manoogian Hall
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/Area of Expertise
Dante, semiotics, literary criticism, Italian culture.
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1996 - M.A., Wayne State University, 1990 - B.A., University of Windsor, 1988
ITA 1020 Beginning Italian II
ITA 2710 Italian Culture and Civilization I
ITA 2710 (Italian Culture and Civilization I), ITA 2720 (Italian Culture and Civilization II), ITA 6610 (Dante, The Divine Comedy I), ITA 6620 (Dante, The Divine Comedy II), ITA 6680 (Castiglione and Machiavelli), ITA 6400 (History of the Italian Language)