Associate Professor Christopher Livanos

Lyric, Comparative Medieval Poetics, The Classical Tradition, Speculative Fiction
Spanish, Russian, Modern Greek, Italian, Ancient Greek, Latin, Scots Gaelic
2314 Sterling Hall
BA: University of California at Santa Cruz (1991), World Literature and Cultural Studies PhD: Harvard University (2001), Comparative Literature
Selected Publications: 

The Poems of John Mauropous and Christopher of Mytilene, with Floris Bernard. Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. Harvard University Press. [Forthcoming].

From Laura to Lara: A Transformation of the Petrarchan Tradition in Russian Literature," in Petrarch and His Legacies. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. [Forthcoming]. 

"Teaching the Canzoniere in a Comparative Literature Curriculum," in Approaches to Teaching Petrarch’s Canzoniere and the Petrarchan Tradition. Christopher Kleinhenz and Andrea Dini, eds, MLA Publications. pp. 413-424. [Forthcoming].2 

"Elissa as a New Dido: Greece, the East, and the Westward Movement of Culture in the Decameron," in A Boccaccio Anniversary Volume. Michael Papio, ed. Milan: Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, 2013. pp. 143-152. 

"A Case Study in Byzantine Dragon-Slaying: Digenes and the Serpent," Oral Tradition, 26/1 (2011): 125-144.