Humberto González Châves
Lecturer of Italian
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
Italian language, literature, and culture.
Late medieval Italian literature, especially Dante and Petrarch; the Italian lyric from its origins in the Occitan tradition to the Counter-Reformation.