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Eleonora Stoppino

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Contact Information

2120 FLB

Office Hours

Fall 2018: R 9-11
Associate Professor

Research Description

I specialize in the literature and culture of the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, with concentrations on epic and romance, Early Modern travel narratives, Medieval and Renaissance conduct texts, gender studies, and animal studies. I work comparatively across different geographic areas of the Mediterranean, including Italy, Provence, France, Spain, and Catalonia. I have published articles on Boccaccio, Dante, Ariosto, Tasso, the Italian epic tradition, and medieval conduct literature. My book, Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando furioso appeared in 2011 with Fordham University Press, and it is a study of the intersections of epic, gender, and genealogy in Ludovico Ariosto. I am currently working on a book on animals, education and contagion in medieval and early modern literature

Education

Ph.D., Italian Studies and Medieval Studies, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Romance Languages, University of Oregon.
Graduate Studies in Romance Philology, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
Laurea (B.A. equiv.), Romance Philology, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy.

 

Awards and Honors

American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize, 2012
Criticism & Interpretive Theory Senior Research Fellowship, 2015-17
IPRH Faculty Fellowship, 2017-18
John A. and Grace W. Nicholson Professorial Scholar, 2018-20

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, French and Italian
Associate Professor, Program in Comparative and World Literature
Associate Professor, Program in Medieval Studies
Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Honors & Awards

American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize, 2012
Criticism & Interpretive Theory Senior Research Fellowship, 2015-17
IPRH Faculty Fellowship, 2017-18
John A. and Grace W. Nicholson Professorial Scholar, 2018-20

Highlighted Publications

Stoppino, E. (2011). Genealogies of fiction: Women warriors and the medieval imagination in the Orlando furioso. Fordham University Press.

Stoppino, E., & Heller, W. (Eds.) (2019). Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315599977

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Recent Publications

Stoppino, E. (2021). Boiardo e la galassia cavalleresca. Critica del Testo, 24(2), 99-123.

Heller, W., & Stoppino, E. (2019). Introduction. In W. Heller, & E. Stoppino (Eds.), Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera (pp. xvi-xxiii). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315599977-1

Heller, W., & Stoppino, E. (2019). Introduction. In W. Heller, & E. Stoppino (Eds.), Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera (pp. xvi-xxiii). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315599977-1

Stoppino, E. (2019). Ariosto’s Ulysses: Medieval Homer and the Querelle de Femmes. In W. Heller, & E. Stoppino (Eds.), Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera (pp. 36-49). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315599977-4

Stoppino, E. (2019). Caritas nutrix: Riflessioni sulla rappresentazione della carità nel Trecento italiano. In G. Delogu (Ed.), Carità.: L’Arca delle Virtù: da Agostino al XXI secolo Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Facolta di Lettere.

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