University Profiles

David Beneteau

David Beneteau, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Dr. Beneteau directs the Italian Studies program and teach medieval and Renaissance Italian literature.

My main interests are in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature; I work on early prose translations from French and I am preparing a critical edition of a text entitled "Li fatti de' Romani", dated 1313, for the Italian publisher Edizione Nazionale degli Antichi Volgarizzamenti. I have been at Seton Hall since 1992, and before that I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. I grew up in Italy and then lived ten years in French Canada.

I also teach Italian Melodrama and the Medieval colloquium of the Honors Program. I have also taught CORE 1101 The Journey of Transformation and CORE 3101 Engaging the World. I am currently vice-chair of the Faculty Senate and Chair of the Faculty Development Committee and the Faculty Guide Committee.


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Academic Distinctions

Awards and Honors
  • Seton Hall University Provost Research Grant (2005)
  • Seton Hall University Research Council Travel Grant (Italy 2004 and 1997, Berlin 1994, Italy 1993)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on Italian Paleography (Newberry Library, Chicago, 2001)
  • Fellow, Villa I Tatti, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, (Florence, Italy 1999-2000)



Office Phone
(973) 275-2718


Office Location
Room 219
Fahy Hall


Sign In to PirateNet