Courtney Smotherman


Research Focus: Italian Renaissance Literature

Background: My primary interest is the creation of self-identity in the Italian Renaissance, in both art and literature, particularly as such identities related to the political situation of the peninsula. Another interest is the reception of the Italian Renaissance in other periods and the uses thereof. At present, I am working on how various identities formulated in the Renaissance were politicized during the process of the political unification of Italy.

Undergraduate Institution: BA, University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Master of Arts Institution: MA, University of Notre Dame

Current Teaching: Italian 30711 Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature and Culture (TA)

Current Projects (developing workshops & conferences): N/A

Grants: (special projects and summer):
Graduate Student Union Conference Presentation grant, $100, presented
paper at CUNY In Trans Conference, New York 2012

Publications: N/A

Contact information:
323 O'Shaughnessy Hall