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  • Anna Wainwright (Ph.D., New York University) is Assistant Professor of Italian Studies and Core Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies. Her research considers gender, race, politics, and emotion in medieval and early modern Italy. Her book, “Widow City: Gender, Emotion, and Community in the Italian Renaissance,” (Delaware, 2024) investigates the cultural and political significance of widowhood in early modern Italy, stretching from Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, to the women poets of the Counter-Reformation. Her publications include articles in The Italianist, Religions, and Spenser Studies. She is the translator of Leonora Bernardi’s pastoral tragicomedy "Clorilli", (University College London Press) and the co-editor of the volumes "Innovation in the Italian Counter-Reformation" (Delaware, 2020), "Teaching Race in the European Renaissance: A Classroom Guide" (ACMRS 2023), and "The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden: Women, Politics and Reform in Renaissance Italy" (Brill 2023). She has won awards and grants from the Research Council of Norway, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and is a delegate to the MLA Assembly and chair of the Bibliography Committee for the Dante Society of America.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Elementary Italian I Taught course 2022
  • Mamma Mia! Italian Motherhood Taught course 2022
  • Practicum Taught course 2022
  • Elementary Italian II Taught course 2022
  • Honors/Feelings Taught course 2022
  • Elementary Italian I Taught course 2021
  • Mamma Mia! Italian Motherhood Taught course 2021
  • Elementary Italian II Taught course 2021
  • Elementary Italian II Taught course 2021
  • Mediev/Renaiss Italian Culture Taught course 2021
  • Mediev/Renaiss Italian Culture Taught course 2021
  • Elementary Italian I Taught course 2020
  • Mamma Mia! Italian Motherhood Taught course 2020
  • Practicum Taught course 2020
  • Intermediate Italian II Taught course 2019
  • Intermediate Italian I Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate Italian I Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate Italian II Taught course 2018
  • Italian Lit Translation 13-16C Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate Italian I Taught course 2017
  • Intermediate Italian I Taught course 2017
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Anna Wainwright
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies

    Murkland Hall

    Durham

    New Hampshire

    03824