Professor - Italian and Comparative Literature
Primary Office: LIT 130
Primary Phone: (858) 534-4618
Director: Italian Studies Program
Chair, Department of Literature
The Renaissance; History of Writing; Women's Studies. Italian Renaissance literature; medieval Italian literature; Italian humanism; comparative Renaissance literature (Italian, French, English); Renaissance travel writing; paleography, the history of libraries, the history of writing; historiography and literature; modern and contemporary Italian literature; Italian women's writing; Italian feminist theory; research methods; transnational feminism; folk and fairytales; first- and second-year Italian; stylistics and conversation; Italian culture; introduction to Italian literature.
Chaste Thinking: The Rape of Lucretia and the Birth of Humanism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.
"The Scene of Tyranny: Humanism and the History of Writing," in The Violence of Representation. London: Routledge, 1989.
"Chastity on the Page: A Feminist Use of Paleography," Refiguring Woman: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance, eds. Marilyn Migiel and Juliana Schiesari. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.
"Making History Straight: Collecting and Recording in Sixteenth Century Italy," Bucknell Review, 35.2 (1992): 104-120.
"The Tenth Muse: Gender, Rationality, and the Marketing of Knowledge," Women, "Race," and Writing in the Early Modern Period, eds. Margo Hendricks and Patricia Parker. London and New York: Routledge, 1994.
"Riorganizzare il sapere: la storia, gli archivi e la nascita dello Stato moderno," Agenda della Società Italiana delle Storiche, 13-14 (1995): 16-22.
"Relations of Prose: Knights Errant in the Archives of Early Modern Italy," The Project of Prose in the Early Modern West, eds. Fowler and Greene. Cambridge University Press, 1997.
"Reorganizing Knowledge: A Feminist Scholar's Everyday Relation to the Florentine Past," eds. Patricia Fumerton and Simon Hunt, Renaissance Culture and the Everyday. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.