Robert Hollander

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Born: 31 July 1933, Manhattan, New York City
Married:  Jean Haberman (4/23/64); children:
Elizabeth (7/5/65-10/17/65)
Cornelia Vanness (1/21/68)
Robert B., III (9/11/69)
Education: Collegiate School, NYC (grad. 1951);
Princeton University (AB 1955 in French & English);
Columbia University (PhD 1962; Dept. of English & Comp. Lit.; diss. subject: poems of Edwin Muir).
Honors & Awards:

*Guggenheim Fellowship, Italy, 9/70‑6/71.
*Fulbright Travel Grant at same period.
*NEH Senior Fellowship, Italy, 9/74‑7/75.
*NEH Senior Fellowship, 9/82‑8/83.
*The Howard T. Behrman Award, Princeton Univ., 1986.
*Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, spring 1987.
*Gold medal of the City of Florence in recognition of work on behalf of Dante, May 1988.
*John Witherspoon Award in the Humanities, New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, June 1988.
*Bronze medal of the City of Tours, France, July 1993.
*Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, Nov. 1993.
*Honorary Citizen of Certaldo, Sept. 1997, in recognition of work on behalf of Boccaccio.
*International Nicola Zingarelli Prize for Dantean philology and criticism, June 1999.
*Charles T. Davis Award of the Dante Society of America, 2005.
*Elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005.
*Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton, 2007.
*Committee on Academic Programs for Alumni, Award for Excellence in Princeton Alumni Education, 2013.

Employment: Currently Professor Emeritus in European Literature at Princeton University, Dept. of French and Italian.  From 1 July 1975 to 30 June 1978 I served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature, from 1 July 1994 to 30 June 1998 as Chairman of that department.  I was promoted to full professor in 1974, to associate professor in 1967.  I retired in June 2003.

Allegory in Dante's "Commedia." Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969.

Boccaccio's Two Venuses. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.

Studies in Dante. Ravenna: Longo, 1980.

Il Virgilio dantesco: tragedia nella "Commedia." Tr. by Anna Maria Castellini & Margherita Frankel. Florence: Olschki, 1983.

Boccaccio's Last Fiction: "Il Corbaccio." Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988.

Dante's Epistle to Cangrande.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

Boccaccio's Dante and the Shaping Force of Satire. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.

Dante Alighieri. Rome: Marzorati-Editalia, 2000.

(with Jean Hollander) Dante, Inferno (a verse translation with commentary by Robert Hollander). Doubleday, 2000. (Anchor paperback edition: 2002.)

Dante.  New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2001. (Paperback reprint, 2015.)

(with Jean Hollander) Dante, Purgatorio (a verse translation with commentary by Robert Hollander). Doubleday, 2003. (Anchor paperback edition: 2004.)

(with Jean Hollander) Dante, Paradiso (a verse translation with commentary by Robert Hollander). Doubleday, 2007. (Anchor paperback edition: 2008.)

The Elements of Grammar in Ninety Minutes. New York: Dover Publications, 2011.


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