The Department of French and Italian

Carlos Devin Fernandez

M.A. in Italian Studies, B.A. in Greek and Latin, Florida State University

Carlos Devin Fernandez



Thirteenth and Fourteenth Century Italian Literature, History, and Culture; Dante Studies; The 'Questione della lingua;' The Classical Tradition in Medieval and Renaissance Italy; Historical Romance Linguistics; Ancient and Medieval Warfare


Carlos Devin Fernandez (M.A., B.A., Florida State University) is a first-year doctoral student and teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Austin.

A native of Miami, Florida, Devin completed his B.A. in Greek and Latin (with Honors, and with Minors in Italian and History) in 2016, and then his M.A. in Italian Studies in 2018. As an M.A. student at Florida State, Devin was the instructor of introductory and intermediate Italian language courses from 2016 to 2018, receiving a nomination for the Graduate School's "Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award" in 2018. 

Devin is primarily interested in late medieval Italian literature, history, and culture, with a particular focus on Dante. Given his interdisciplinary academic background, however, Devin is also interested in the Latin-Vernacular debate and the later 'Questione della lingua,' the reception of Greco-Roman antiquity in medieval and Renaissance Italian literature, historical Romance linguistics, and military history, especially ancient and medieval warfare. 

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