Giancarlo Tursi

French and Italian


Giancarlo Tursi is Assistant Professor of Translation Theory and Translation Studies in the French and Italian department. His recently defended dissertation at NYU, entitled “Dialectal Dante: The Politics of Translation in Risorgimento Italy,” explored the phenomenon of dialectal translations of Dante’s Divine Comedy in nineteenth-century, unification-era Italy. Trained in Comparative Literature, his interest in the question of minoritized languages spans various contexts, most notably the Francophone and Hispanophone ones, in addition to Italian and its dialects.