I am a research fellow at the University of Warwick (UK) working on the vernacular reception of Aristotle’s Poetics and Rhetoric as part of the ERC-funded “Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular” project (PI: Marco Sgarbi). I am currently developing a monograph on heroism and interiority in early modern Italian Christian epic. This work grows out of my Ph.D. dissertation, The Better Fortitude Unsung? Christian epic, Heroism, and Interiority in Sixteenth-Century Italy, which examined changing definitions of heroism in sixteenth-century Christian epics written in Italy (New York University, 2015). My articles have appeared in History of European Ideas, MLN: Modern Language Notes, and California Italian Studies . My book reviews have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, Quaderni d'Italianistica , Annali d'Italianistica, and The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies . My research interests include early modern conceptions of genre (specifically lyric and epic), the interaction between classical reception and religious culture during the Counter-Reformation, chivalric epic (Boiardo, Ariosto, Tasso), early modern translation theory and practice, cultural transactions between Renaissance Italy, Spain, and England, along with the digital humanities.
I also freelance as an editor and as a translator between Italian, French and English. I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada where I was awarded a BA (Hons) in Western Society and Culture from Concordia University. I earned my Master's degree in Italian Studies at New York University.
*Please note that any forthcoming publications currently in production, submitted, or in press are not listed here.
"London Calling: John Harington’s Exegetical Domestication of Ariosto in Late Sixteenth-Century England,’ History of European Ideas (Published online, May 2016; print publication expected December 2016).
"I fight auctoritas, auctoritas always wins: Siger of Brabant, Paradiso X and Dante's Textual Authority," in Dante and Heterodoxy: The Temptation of Radical Thought in the 13th century, ed. Maria Luisa Ardizzone (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014.)
"Cinquecento (1500-1599)," The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, Vol. 75, (Survey Years 2012-2013): 307-318. 'Forthcoming, February, 2015'.
Warwick Centre for the Study of the Renaissance Podcast (2016)
Guide to Medieval and Early Modern Research in Italian Studies (New York: New York University Libraries, 2012).
2016 Warwick Newberry Transatlantic Fellowship (For research at the Newberry Library, Chicago)
2016 Warwick Summer Research Fellowship (For research in Milan and Florence, Italy)
2014-2015 Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (B2, Ph.D. Fellowship)
2013-2014 Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities
2013 NYU Global Research Initiative Fellowship (For Research at the British Library, and Warburg Institute, London)
2008-2010 Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (B1, MA Fellowship)
2008-2013 McCracken Ph.D. Fellowship, New York University