Selected publications • "Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing". Ashgate Press, 2008. • “Travel and the Art of Telling the Truth: Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy’s Travels to Spain.”Huntington Library Quarterly Vol. 70 (1) 2007: pp. 87-102. • “ Unreasonable Travels? The Place of Europe in Francesco Negri’s Viaggio settentrionale.” inReason and Its Others: Italy, Spain, and the New World . Eds. David R. Castillo and Massimo Lollini, eds. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2006. pp. 101-122. • “Taking after Tarabotti? A 17th-century Sienese Discorso.” in Arcangela Tarabotti, a Literary Nun in Baroque Venice . Ed. Elissa Weaver. Ravenna: Longo Editore, 2006. pp.191-200. • “Geographies of Belonging: Italian Travel Writing and Italian Identity in the Age of Early Tourism.” Annali d'Italianistica 21 (2003): 287-300. •”Scholarly Borrowing: The Case of Remigio Nannini’s Orazioni militari and François de Belleforest’s Harangues militaires.” Modern Philology, Vol. 101, no. 2 (Nov. 2003): 235-258.
Research and teaching interests
Renaissance and Baroque literature, travel literature, early modern French and Italian historiography, early modern Italian convent culture, feminist theory, seventeenth-century women’s writing.
1 & 2
•Italian 150: Cultural Legacies of Italy •Italian 318: Survey of Baroque and Enlightenment Literature •Italian 449/549 Renaissance Women’s Writing, Italy and America in the Renaissance •Italian 459/559: Renaissance Theater •French 301: Contemporary France •French 317: Survey of Medieval and Renaissance Literature •French 333: “Love and intrigue in French prose through the centuries” •Romance Languages 407/507: Early Modern Travel Literature