Julia Kisacky

Julia Kisacky
Senior Lecturer in Italian
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Research/Teaching Interests

  • Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century chivalric poetry (Boiardo, Ariosto, Fonte)

  • Renaissance women dramatists (Miani, Andreini)

Education

Ph.D. Italian, Rutgers University, 1995

M.A. Italian, Rutgers University, 1990

B.A. Romance Languages (Italian and French) summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Wells College, 1987

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • Elementary Italian 1 and 2 (ITA 1301 & 1302)

  • Intermediate Italian 1 and 2 (ITA 2310 & 2320)

  • Advanced Italian Grammar (ITA 3301)

  • Italian Conversation, Reading, and Composition (ITA 3302)

  • Introduction to Italian Literature (ITA 3310)

  • Italian Through Film (ITA 3330)

  • Giro d’Italia: Regions of Italy (ITA 3342)

  • Honors Colloquium on Moderata Fonte’s Floridoro, 2007 and 2008

  • Honors Colloquium on Moderata Fonte’s The Worth of Women, 2009

  • World Cultures II (BIC 1324)

Selected Publications

Monograph

Magic in Boiardo and Ariosto. New York: Peter Lang, 2000 (Studies in Italian Culture: Literature in History series vol. 25, general editor Aldo Scaglione).

Critical Editions and Translations

Work in Progress: a co-translation of selected correspondence of Rosalba Carriera, a prominent 18th-century Venetian artist. Ed. and co-trans. Catherine Sama, for eventual publication in The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series.

Mirtilla, A Pastoral: A Bilingual Edition. By Isabella Andreini. Ed. Valeria Finucci. Trans. Julia Kisacky. Toronto, Ontario: Iter Press & Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018: xvi + 291pp.

Celinda, A Tragedy. By Valeria Miani. [orig. publ. 1611] Ed. Valeria Finucci. Trans. Julia Kisacky. Toronto: Iter and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2010 (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series).

Floridoro, A Chivalric Romance. By Moderata Fonte [Modesta da Pozzo]. [orig. publ. 1581] Ed. Valeria Finucci. Trans. Julia M. Kisacky. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006 (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series).

Book Chapter

Articles

  • "For Love or Money: Adulteresses in Boiardo and Ariosto.” Romance Languages Annual 11 (1999): 210-215.

  • "Conversion and Subversion in Boiardo's Orlando innamorato.” Romance Languages Annual 10 (1998): 276-280.

  • "Views of Human Nature: Anthropophagy in Boiardo and Ariosto.” Romance Languages Annual 9 (1997): 211-216.                       

  • "Chaos and Order: Magical and Anti-magical Books in Boiardo and Ariosto.” Romance Languages Annual 8 (1996): 207-212.

  • "Magic and Enchanted Armaments: Moral Considerations in Boiardo and Ariosto.” Forum Italicum 30 (1996): 253-273.

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