Associate Professor of Italian
Romance Languages and Literatures
Courting Power: Persuasion and Politics in the Early Thirteenth Century. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1999.
Songs of the Women Troubadours. Co-editors, Matilda Bruckner, Laurie Shepard, and Sarah White. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1995 (paperback 2000).
“The Power of the Word: Pasquinades and Other Voices of Dissent.” The Pamphilj and the Arts: Patronage and Consumption in Baroque Rome. Ed. Stephanie C. Leone. Chestnut Hill: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011, pp. 199-209.
“Compromised Utopia: The Comedies of Gli Intronati of Siena.” Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, January 5-8, 2012.
“Father v. Son in Renaissance Florentine Comedy: ‘Se le fortezze e moltre altre cose che ogni giorno si fanno da’ principi, per conservazione del loro stato, sono utili o non’ (Machiavelli, Il principe XX).” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 24-26, 2011.
"The Power of the Word." Conference on The Pamphilj and the Arts: Patronage and Consumption in Baroque Rome. Boston College, October 15-16, 2010.
"Guido Cavalcanti among the Tombstones." 2010 First Triennial International Boccaccio Conference. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, April 30-May 1, 2010.;
"The Poetics of Authority in the Vita Nova." The Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium on "Authorship," University of Miami, Coral Gables, February 19-20, 2010.
"Paradiso VIII," A Public Reading of the Divine Comedy at Boston College, January 2010.
"Purgatorio XXIX," A Public Reading of the Divine Comedy at Boston College, May 2008.