Warren Ginsberg’s book, Chaucer’s Italian Tradition, published by The University of Michigan Press, 2002, addresses important questions about the dynamics of cross-cultural translation and the formation of tradition.
Publications include Chaucer's Italian Tradition (University of Michigan Press, 2002); Dante's Aesthetics of Being (University of Michigan Press, 1999); The Cast of Character: The Representation of Personality in Ancient and Medieval Literature (University of Toronto Press, 1983); editor, "Wynnere and Wastoure and the Parlement of the Thre Ages," Middle English Texts Series, 1992; articles in various journals and collections.
I am especially interested in examining the aesthetic, social, and political aspects of cross-cultural translation in Middle English and medieval Italian works.
1967-1971 SUNY at Stony Brook, MA 1971 English
1971-1975 Yale University, PhD 1975 Medieval Studies