Valeria Finucci

Valeria Finucci

Professor Emerita of Romance Studies

External address: 
219E Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
Phone: 
(919) 660-3119

Overview

Renaissance theater, epic, romance, and treatise; women writers, medical and literary understandings of the body, Venetian culture, Renaissance fashion, medicine in early modern Italy, New World's pharmacy, and psychoanalysis.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign 1983

Finucci, V. La verginita’ contestata: Fabrici d’Acquapendente e il Gran Turco. Edited by Maurizio Rippa Bonati and Pepe Pardo, Milano: Media Med, 2004, pp. 170–91.

Henke, Robert. “Performance and Literature in the Commedia dell’Arte.” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 32, 2004, pp. 382–86.

Finucci, V. Isabella Canali Andreini. Edited by G. Marrone, New York: Routledge, 2004.

Finucci, V. Moderata Fonte (Modesta Pozzo). Edited by G. Marrone, New York: Routledge, 2004.

Finucci, V. When the Mirror Lies: Sisterhood Reconsidered in Moderata Fonte’s Thirteen Cantos of Floridoro. Edited by Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004, pp. 116–28.

Finucci, V. Galileo, la polizia del costume e i piaceri del ritorno alla natura. Edited by Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, Pisa: ETS, 2004.

Finucci, V. “The romance epics of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso: From public duty to private place..” Renaissance and Reformation, vol. 27, no. 4, 2003, pp. 116–18.

Ferguson, Ronnie. “The Theatre of Angelo Beolco (Ruzante).” Rivista Di Studi Italiani, vol. 20, 2002, pp. 517–19.

Finucci, V. Maternal Imagination and the Monstrous Child in Tasso’s Gerusalemme Liberata. Edited by V. Finucci and K. Brownlee, Duke University Press, 2001, pp. 41–77.

Finucci, V. Genealogical Pleasures, Genealogical Disruptions. Edited by V. Finucci and K. Brownlee, 2001, pp. 1–14.

Pages

Finucci, V., and R. Schwartz. Desire in the Renaissance: Psychoanalysis and Literature. Princeton University Press: 277pp, 1994.

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