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Laura Sanguineti White

Laura SanguinetiProfessor of Italian

Email: lawhite@italian.rutgers.edu

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Laurea University of Trieste
Diploma of Translator in English and French. Univ. of Trieste.
Diploma from the Acting School, Piccolo Teatro of Trieste.
Address: AB 5107 - 15 Seminary Place
Phone: 848-932-5110

 RESEARCH INTERESTS

Literature of the 13th Century, Boccaccio, Petrarca, Baroque, Enlightenment, Food Sudies and Venetian Studies

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT 

Undergraduate

  • Boccaccio
  • Petrarca
  • Baroque and Enlightenment
  • Literature, Culture and Gastronomy of Italy
  • Introducing Italy City by City: Venice

 

Graduate

  • Boccaccio
  • Petrarca
  • Theater and poetry of the Baroque
  • Enlightenment
  • Autobiography of the 18th century
  • Literature and Gastronomy of Italy

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Seduzione e privazione. Il cibo nel Decameron, Collana Morgana, Pacini Fazzi Editore, 2016. The book was presented at the Real Collegio in Lucca by Lina Bolzoni and reviewed in Il Sole 24 Ore.
  • Venice:”Cità Excellentissima” Selections from the Renaissance Diaries of Marin Sanudo, with P. Labalme, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
  • Studi in onore di Marga Cottino-Jones, co-editor and partecipant, Cadmo, 2003.
  • Forma e parola, co-editor and partecipant, Bulzoni, 1993.
  • Dal detto alla figura, Olschki, 1992.
  • La scena conviviale e la sua funzione nel mondo del Boccaccio, Olschki, 1983.
  • Boccaccio e Apuleio: caratteri differenziali nella struttura del Decameron, Edizioni Italiane Moderne, 1977.

Selected Articles

  • “Le tentazioni di re Carlo: Decameron X, 6” in Lettere Italiane (2012).
  • “How to (and how not to) get married in 16th century Venice” with P. Labalme, in Renaissance Quarterly (1999).
  • “Un’identità ritrovata nel successo”in Nuova Antologia,(1998)
  • “Federico Della Valle e la critica” in Lettere Italiane (1990)
  • “Aristodemo, tragedia della libertà” in Studi Secenteschi (1988).
  • “In tristitia hilaris in hilaritate tristis: armonia nei contrasti” in Quaderni di Italianistica (1984).
  • “Il teatro di Federico Della Valle” in Canadian Journal of Italian Studies (1984).

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2013 (Spring) Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
  • 2005 Awarded the title of Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana by the President of Italy.
  • 2003-04 Director’s Visitor, Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
  • 2002-present Commissioner of the Italian Heritage Commission appointed by the NJ Governor.
  • 1999 Inducted in the Italian American National Hall of Fame.
  • 1993-95 Grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
  • 1992 Chancellor Dissertation Fellowship (UCLA).

Contact Us

Department of Italian
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901


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