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Francis Russell Hittinger
Francis R. Hittinger holds his Ph.D. (Columbia, 2016) in Italian and Comparative Literature and Society and is a Postdoctoral Lecturer in Contemporary Civilization in the Department of Italian and the Center for the Core Curriculum.
His dissertation, “Dante as Critic of Political Economy in Convivio and Monarchia," ex
Among Francis' many interests--besides medieval Italian literature and history--are Aristotle, Giambattista Vico, Gramsci, the problem of “humanism” and 15th-16th century Italian culture, Classical literary and intellectual trajectories, Italian baroques and counter-enlightenment, the history of Christianity, genealogical and historicist methodologies, classical political economy, and the intersection(s) of the capitalism and political theology.
In 2014 Francis was a Columbia Libraries Digital Humanities Fellow, producing a workflow blog series (https://blogs.cul.columbia.
Francis holds his B.A. in Classics (University of Chicago, 2007), M.A. in Romance Languages (University of Notre Dame, 2010), M.Phil. Italian and ICLS, (Columbia University, 2013), and Ph.D. Italian and ICLS (Columbia University, 2016).
Hösle, Vittorio. 2016 (forthcoming). Vico’s New Science of the Intersubjective World. Trans. and ed. Francis R. Hittinger. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
Hittinger, Francis. 2016 (forthcoming). “Dante as Critic of Political Economy in Monarchia.” In the Proceedings of the Global Dante Project Conference, March 27, 2015, Dante as a Political Theorist: Historicizing Theology and Theologizing Power. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.
Hittinger, Francis. 2015. Review of Medieval Christianity: A New History, by Kevin Madigan. Politics, Religion & Ideology 16 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/