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Department of Italian and Italian Studies
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

Phone: (610) 526-5198
FAX: (610) 526-7479

bannerDennis J. McAuliffeDennis McAuliffe

Visiting Associate Professor
Ph.D., New York University
Office: Thomas Hall 136
Office phone: 610 526-7801
Office fax: 610 526-7479

Dennis McAuliffe (pronounced “micauliffe” in the Italian classroom) joined Bryn Mawr College’s Italian Department in the 2008/09 academic year. His research interests include the works of Dante (in particular the Divina Commedia), Boccaccio (in particular the Decameron), and Italian Women Writers 1200-1600 (in particular the mystics and Vittoria Colonna).  His interest in Italian Studies as a career dates to his undergraduate Junior Year Abroad, followed by a Fulbright Fellowship, which he spent in Milano at the Universit√† Cattolica del Sacro Cuore studying Latin and Greek classics.  Among the universities where he has taught previously are NYU (1973-1976), where he completed his PhD in Italian Literature, the University of Toronto (1976-1999) and Georgetown University (1999-2008).  In the 2009-2010 academic year, he is teaching Elementary Italian, Boccaccio’s Decameron (Fall Semester), and Italian Theater (Spring Semester).  He also teaches meditation as a co-curricular practice and leads a 20-minute meditation at Noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Rare Books Room, Canaday Library.