Valeria Finucci

Professor of Romance Studies

External address: 219E Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-3119
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:

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

The Nose Job: Plastic Surgery and Bioethics in the Renaissance awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2009

Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga's Dilemma, researching female physiology and reproduction in the early modern period awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2003

The Equivocal Body: The Castrato in Early Modern Discourses in Italy awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2001

(98-0055) Body/Matter/Spirit awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 1998

(92-0488) Italian Women Writers and the Epic Tradition awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992

Finucci, V. The Prince’s Body: Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance Medicine. Harvard University Press, ca. 300pp., 2012.

Finucci, V. The Lady Vanishes: Subjectivity and Representation in Castiglione and Ariosto. Stanford University Press: 329pp, 1992.

Finucci, V. "The Story of Donna Camilla Faa’ of Bruno Gonzaga." Ed. K Wilson. University of Georgia Press, 2007.

Finucci, V. "Thinking through Death: The Politics of the Corpse." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 45.1 (January 1, 2015): 1-6. Full Text

Finucci, V. "Daughters of Alchemy: Women and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy." RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION 38.4 (2015): 221-224.

Finucci, V. "The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini." MLN 129.1 (January 2014): 194-196.

Nissen, C. "Kissing the Wild Woman." Early Modern Women Journal (2013). (Review)

Simons, P. "The Sex of Men in Premodern Europe." Journal of Social History (2012). (Review)

Finucci, V. "Erotic Cultures of Renaissance Italy." AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW 116.3 (June 2011): 890-891. (Review)

Finucci, V. "The Virgins Body and Early Modern Surgeons." (2011): 195-221.

Finucci, V. "La Italia de los ltimos aos del siglo XVI en el lbum ilustrado de estudiantes extranjero." Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Human�sticos y Literatura / International Journal of Humanistic Studies and Literature Fall (2010): 11-18.

Grendler, P. "The University of Mantua: The Gonzaga & the Jesuits, 1584-1630." Annali d’Italianistica 28 (2010): 472-74. (Review)

Finucci, V. "“La Italia de los últimos años del siglo XVI en el álbum ilustrado de estudiantes extranjero”." Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura / International Journal of Humanistic Studies and Literature Fall (2010): 11-18. (Academic Article)

Pages

Finucci, V, and Aers, D. "Open Topic." Ed. V Finucci. In Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 43 (2012).

Finucci, V. "Celinda, A Tragedy by Valeria Miani." (2010): 415pp-415pp.

Finucci, V, and Aers, D. "Open Topic." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42.2 (2009).

Finucci, V, and Aers, D. "Open Topic." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 41.2 (2009).

Finucci, V, and Aers, D. "Open Topic." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 40.2 (2009).

Finucci, V, and Aers, D. "Open Topic." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 39.2 (2009).

Finucci, V, and Aers, D. "Open Topic." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 38 (2008).

Finucci, V, and Aers, D. "Open Topic." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 37.2 (2007).

Finucci, V, and ed, . "Mapping the Mediterranean." A Special Issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 37 (2007).

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