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Paola Ugolini

Assistant Professor
915 Clemens Hall
Office Hours: Fall 2017 - on leave
(716) 645-0865
ugolini@buffalo.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., New York University
  • M.A., Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
  • Laurea/B.A., Università di Bologna

Courses Regularly Taught

  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Italian Theater
  • The Italian novella
  • Dante’s Divine Comedy
  • Italian Conversation and Civilization

Field

  • Early modern Italian literature and culture

Research Interests

  • Court culture; conduct manuals
  • Satire
  • Chivalric poems
  • Gender studies

Current research

“The Court and Its Critics: Anti-Courtly Sentiment in Early Modern Italy.”

Selected Publications

  • “Self-Portraits of a Truthful Liar: Satire, Truth-Telling, and Courtliness in Ludovico Ariosto’s Satire and Orlando Furioso,” Quaderni d’Italianistica (forthcoming, 2016).
  • Veronica Gambara. Complete Poems: A Bilingual Edition. Critical introduction by Molly M. Martin. Edited and translated by Molly M. Martin and Paola Ugolini. The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2014.
  • “Paradoxical Virtues: Intellectuals Between the Court and the Academy in Agostino Mascardi’s Che la corte è vera scuola non solamente della prudenza, ma delle virtù morali.” The Italianist 34.1 (Spring 2014): 54-72.
  • “L’adulterio e la rappresentazione della donna nelle Novelle di Matteo Bandello.” Matteo Bandello: studi di letteratura rinascimentale. Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso, Vol. 2, Spring 2010.
  • “The Satirist’s Purgatory: Il Purgatorio delle Cortigiane and the Writer’s Discontent.” Italian Studies 64.1 (Spring 2009): 1–19.

Recent Grants & Awards

  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Villa I Tatti, Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. Academic year 2014-15.

Affiliations

  • Member, international research group Cinquecento plurale