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Christopher Kleinhenz

Expert on medieval Italian literature/culture and the Italian language.

Professor emeritus, French and Italian College of Letters and Science — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Medieval authors, particularly Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio
  • Relationship between text and image in medieval Italy
  • Medieval manuscripts in Italy


  • Fellow, Medieval Academy of America, for contributions to the study of the Middle Ages, 2009
  • Fiorino d'oro in Florence (Italy) for work on the promotion of the study of Dante and Italian literature, 2008
  • Robert Kindrick/CARA Prize for Outstanding Contributions to medieval studies, 2008
  • Hilldale Award in Arts and Humanities, 2005-06
  • Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2004