UVA Italian Faculty
Parker Professor of Italian, Graduate Adviser and Teaching Assistant
Coordinator for Italian. Ph.D., Harvard, 1985. Books and multi-media
projects: Commentary and Ideology: Dante in the Renaissance;
Bronzino: Renaissance Painter as Poet; The
World of Dante: A Hypermedia Environment for the Study of the Inferno.
Articles on Dante, Bronzino, Renaissance commentary, printing, and Eco.
Special interests include artistic and literary interrelations in the
Renaissance, Renaissance editorial practices, Medicean Florence, Petrarchism,
and the use of computer technology in the study of the humanities.
Adrienne Ward Assistant Professor of Italian. Ph.D., Wisconsin, 1998. Articles on Goldoni and 18th-century Italian theater. Specialization in Italian literature and culture of the Seicento and Settecento. Special interests include travel and ethnographic narrative, Italian theater and opera, 18th-century popular fiction, the role of women in early modern literary and artistic spheres, cultural developments in 18th-century Venice.
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