My research has focused on the early modern Italian fairy tale and its relationship to the discourses of monstrosity, science, and gender. Currently, I am working on two projects. The first, examines the ways in which Post-Tridentine Censorship shaped the Italian fairy tale tradition. The second explores the intersection of emotions (love), literature, and the law for a monograph tentatively titled 'Love on Trial in Renaissance Italy.' I am particularly interested in the ways that a new information technology (printing) shaped the discourse on love and the law. I am also active as a translator and editor of early modern Italian texts, most recently working on Italian popular texts in verse, published between 1480 and 1650.
Italian fairy tales, early modern Italian women writers, monstrosity, gender in the Renaissance, literature and the law, translation and editing of early modern Italian texts, pedagogy,digital humanities