Aileen A. Feng Ph.D.
Associate Professor, French and Italian
Office: Modern Languages 570
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (2008). Associate Professor and Director of Italian Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Gender & Women's Studies. Dr. Feng specializes in late-Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature with comparative interests in Latin and Medieval-Renaissance French literature. Her research and teaching interests include literature and politics, Italian lyric, especially Petrarch, neo-Latin humanism (Quattrocento), Petrarchism in Italy and France, Querelle des femmes, Questione della lingua, Renaissance exemplarity, and early modern conceptions of gender performativity.
2016-2017: Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fellow, Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies, Florence, Italy. http://itatti.harvard.edu/people/aileen-feng
Fellowship (book) project: Feminism's First Paradox: Female Misogyny and Homosociality in Early Modern Italy
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
The Poetry of Burchiello (ca. 1404-1449): Deep-fried Nouns, Hunchbacked Pumpkins, and Other Nonsense. Trans. and notes by Fabian Alfie and Aileen A. Feng. Tempe, AZ: ACMRS Press, 2017.
Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetry. Ed. Unn Falkeid & Aileen A. Feng. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.
(now published by Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781472427069)