Humberto Gonzalez Châves - Coastal Carolina University
In This Section

Humberto González Châves

Lecturer of Italian

Jonathan Doe
Contact Humberto González Châves

AOC2 333

Fall 2021 Office Hours 
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 12:45 - 1:45 p.m., in person (via Zoom by request) 

The world is a great book, of which they that never travel read only a page.” -Augustine of Hippo(attributed)


Dr. González Châvez obtained his Ph.D. in Italian Studies from New York University in September 2020 with a dissertation entitled “Petrarch, Metaphysical Poet: Time and Eternity in the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta.” He specializes in late medieval Italian literature—with particular interest in Dante, Petrarch, and the lyric tradition from its origins to the Counter Reformation. He has held faculty appointments at the Ohio State University, the University of North Texas, New York University, Charles University in Prague, Baylor University, and most recently at High Point University. He holds a BM in Music Performance from Texas Christian University, an MA in Italian Studies from The Ohio State University, an MA in Italian Language and Literature from Yale University, and an MPhil in Italian from New York University. His forthcoming publications include essays on Petrarch and Vittoria Colonna.


PhD, New York University, 2020
MPhil, New York University, 2017
MA, Yale University, 2014
MA, The Ohio State University, 2009
BM, Texas Christian University, 2007 

Teaching Areas 

Italian language, literature, and culture. 

Research Areas

Late medieval Italian literature, especially Dante and Petrarch; the Italian lyric from its origins in the Occitan tradition to the Counter-Reformation.