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Magnanini, Suzanne Associate Professor


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research overview

  • 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


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courses taught

  • ITAL 2271 Space, Invention, and Wonder in Fairy Tales, Literature and Film (Spring 2019)
  • ITAL 3160 Literary and Artistic Cultures in Italy 1: 1200-1800 (Spring 2019)
  • RUSS 2271 Space, Invention, and Wonder in Fairy Tales, Literature and Film (Spring 2019)
  • FYSM 1000 First Year Seminar (Fall 2018)
  • ITAL 4150 Boccaccio's Decameron: Tales of Sex and Death in the Middle Ages (Fall 2018)
  • ITAL 4990 Senior Seminar (Fall 2018)
  • ITAL 4600 Once Upon a Time in Italy (Summer 2018)
  • ITAL 4840 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • ITAL 4147 Visualizing Dante's Inferno: A Global Seminar in Florence Italy (Summer 2018)


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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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