Visiting Professor of Italian, Yale University
Charles S. Singleton Professor of Italian Studies
Medieval and Renaissance
Office: 408 Gilman Hall
Phone: (410) 516-7229
Walter Stephens is the Charles S. Singleton Professor of Italian Studies. Stephens's research and teaching concentrate on the relation of Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature to theology, philosophy, history, philology, and literary forgery. He has published Giants in Those Days: Folklore, Ancient History, and Nationalism (Nebraska, 1989); Demon Lovers: Witchcraft, Sex, and the Crisis of Belief (Chicago, 2002); and numerous essays on Italian authors, especially Torquato Tasso and Umberto Eco.