Associate Professor of Italian
co-edited with Daniel E. O'Sullivan: Shaping Courtliness in Medieval France: Essays in Honor of Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner. Rochester, NY: Boydell and Brewer, 2013.
co-edited with Matilda Bruckner and Sarah White: Songs of the Women Troubadours. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1995 (paperback ed. 2000).
Courting Power: Persuasion and Politics in the Early Thirteenth Century. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1999.
"PETRUS ARETINUS ACERRIMUS VIRTUTUM AC VITIORUM DEMONSTRATOR: The Voice of Pietro Aretino and Pasquino." In Speaking Truth to Power from Medieval to Modern Italy, eds. Jo Ann Cavallo and Carlo Lottieri, Annali d’Italianistica v. 34, 2016, 163-78.
"Lauretta's Lament: Incongruity in the Songs that Conclude the Days of the Decameron."In Proceedings of the 2013 Boccaccio International Conference, Georgetown University (Ravenna: Longo Editore, 2015), 299-308.
"The Poetic Legacy of Charles d'Anjou in Italy: The Poetics of Nobility in the Comune." In Daniel O'Sullivan and Laurie Shepard, eds. Shaping Courtliness in Medieval France (Rochester, NY: Boydell and Brewer, 2013), 271-83.
“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.