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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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6045 Wentworth Hall, Room 110
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-2736 or (603) 646-2876
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Courtney Quaintance

Courtney QuaintanceTitle: Assistant Professor of Italian 
Office: 339 Dartmouth Hall
Phone: 646-2319



Medieval and Renaissance Courses Taught

FRIT 33: Dante: The Divine Comedy
FRIT 34:  Renaissance Studies in Translation
IT 55: Humanism and Renaissance

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Early modern Italian literature and social history, with specific emphasis on Venetian salon culture, dialect poetry and drama.
  • Italian women writers
  • Courtesan cultures
  • The history of sexuality


  • "Le feste of Moderata Fonte"  (Critical edition, English translation, and introduction).  In Scenes from Italian Convent Life 1480-1680: An Anthology of Theatrical Texts and Contexts, edited by Elissa B. Weaver.  Ravenna: Longo editor, forthcoming.
  • "Defaming the Courtesans: Satire and Invective in Sixteenth-Century Italy."  In The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, edited by Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon, 199-208.  Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • "Poems in Terza Rima by Veronica Franco."  In World Literature and Its Times: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them.  Vol. 7; Italian Literature and Its Times, edited by Joyce Moss, 351-359.  Detoit Gale Group, 2005.

Last Updated: 1/30/09