Title: Assistant Professor of Italian
Office: 339 Dartmouth Hall
Links: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~frandit/faculty/quaintance.html http://dfd.dartmouth.edu/directory/show/434
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.