Valeria Finucci, Professor Emerita of Romance Studies and Theater Studies

Valeria Finucci

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.

Office Location:  219E Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3119
Email Address: send me a message

Office Hours:

Mondays: 2:45-3:45 and by appointment.
Education:

Ph.D.University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign1983
PhD in Comparative LiteratureUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1983
MA in Comparative LiteratureUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1977
Advanced CertificateMount Hoyoke College1976
Laurea in Modern Languages and Literature, summa cum laude,University of Rome1974
Specialties:

Italian
Early Modern
Gender Studies, Feminism, Women Studies, Queer Studies
Psychoanalysis, Psychology
Performance Studies
Comparative Studies: Translation, Travel Narratives, Trans-Culturality
Sciences, Technologies
Research Interests:

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.

Areas of Interest:

Renaissance literature (theater, epic, romance, novella, treatise)
Venetian Culture and Early Modern University Life
Fashion and Self-Representation in the Renaissance
Women's Studies
Cultural and Material Studies
Early Modern Medical and Pharmaceutical Culture
Psychoanalisis

Current Ph.D. Students  

Representative Publications

  1. Finucci, V, The Prince’s Body: Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance Medicine (2012), Harvard University Press, ca. 300pp.
  2. Finucci, V, Thinking through death: The politics of the corpse, edited by Valeria Finucci, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 45 no. 1 (January, 2015), pp. 1-6, Duke University Press [doi]
  3. Finucci, V, Celinda, A Tragedy by Valeria Miani (2010), pp. 415pp-415pp, Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (Bilingual edition.)
  4. Finucci, V; Bonati, MR, Mores Italiae: Costume and Life in the Renaissance // Costumi e scene di vita del Rinascimento (Yale University, Beinecke Library, MS 457) (2007), Bilingual Edition (English/Italian). Padua: Biblos: 232pp
  5. Finucci, V; ed,, Mapping the Mediterranean, A Special Issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 37 no. 1 (2007)
  6. Finucci, V; ed,, Floridoro, a Chivalric Romance by Moderata Fonte (2006), University of Chicago Press: 493pp
  7. Finucci, V; ed,, Petrarca, canoni, esemplarit (2006), Rome: Bulzoni Editore: 361pp
  8. Finucci, V; ed, ; trans,, Urania by Giulia Bigolina (2005), University of Chicago Press: 192pp
  9. Finucci, V; ed,, In the Footsteps of Petrarch: Literature, Art, Music, Culture, A Special Issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 35 no. 3 (2005)
  10. Finucci, V, The Manly Masquerade: Masculinity, Paternity, and Castration in the Italian Renaissance (2003), Duke University Press: 321pp
  11. Finucci, V; ed,, Urania di Giulia Bigolina (ca. 1554) (2002), Rome: Bulzoni Editore: 198pp
  12. V. Finucci and K. Brownlee, eds, Generation and Degeneration: Tropes of Reproduction in Literature and History from Antiquity to Early Modern Europe (2001), Duke University Press: 327pp
  13. Finucci, V; ed,, Renaissance Transactions: Ariosto and Tasso (1999), Duke University Press: 328pp
  14. Finucci, V; ed,, Tredici canti del Floridoro di Moderata Fonte (1581) (1995), Modena: Mucchi: 232pp
  15. Finucci, V; Schwartz, R, Desire in the Renaissance: Psychoanalysis and Literature (1994), Princeton University Press: 277pp
  16. Finucci, V, The Lady Vanishes: Subjectivity and Representation in Castiglione and Ariosto (1992), Stanford University Press: 329pp
Selected Grant Support

Conferences Organized