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Dennis McAuliffe

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Dennis McAuliffe is special assistant to the president for contemplatives in action at Georgetown University. He is on the advisory board of the John Main Center for Meditation and Inter-religious Dialogue at Georgetown. His research interests include the works of Dante (in particular the Divina Commedia), Boccaccio (in particular the Decameron), and Italian women writers between 1200 and 1600 (in particular the mystics and Vittoria Colonna). He previously was a professor of Italian in Bryn Mawr College’s Italian Department, having been director of the Catholic Studies Program at Georgetown University from 1999 to 2008 and taught Italian language and literature at Toronto University from 1976 to 1999. McAuliffe taught at New York University from 1973 to 1976, where he completed his doctorate in Italian literature.