Allison Dewitt graduated from New York University magna cum laude with a double major in German and Italian literatures. As an undergraduate she became interested in the connections between European and Islamic cultures, particularly in Dante and Goethe. She is now finishing her first year as a PhD student in the Italian department, and she is interested in exploring Dante’s relationship to the Islamic world and Arabic literature and philosophy, as well as this larger cross-cultural phenomenon throughout the middle ages.

I found the most fruitful part of preparing this observation was that it made me consider the assignment in a completely different way. Being forced to anticipate what an observer would see and where the possible flaws might be was very helpful. -- Allison DeWitt

Observation Plans:
Allison DeWitt's observation by Brenda Chang

Brenda Chang's observation by Allison DeWitt