Deborah Pellegrino, Ph.D.
Deborah Pellegrino received her PhD in Italian Studies from New York University in 2018. She holds a BA (cum laude) in Comparative Literature from the University of Florence and a MA in Italian Literature from Boston College. Deborah also holds the DITALS Certification to teach Italian as a second language and is the recipient of the 2012 Boston College Donald J. White award for excellence in teaching. Her current research interests include medieval and early modern Italian literature, history, and gender studies with a specific focus on the letters, account books, and memoirs kept by women from the mercantile class in Renaissance Florence. Deborah is currently co-editing, with Simona Lorenzini, a volume entitled Women’s Agency and Self-fashioning in Early Modern Tuscany, 1300-1600 (Viella Kent State University European Studies Series) in addition to completing the monograph entitled Women’s Ricordanze and Account Books in the Renaissance Florentine Mercantile Household.
ITAL 317: Women in the Middle Ages
Medieval understandings of womanhood examined through analysis of writings by and/or about women, from antiquity through the Middle Ages. Introduction to the premodern Western canon and assessment of the role that women played in its construction. This course counts as a LxC course1 credit for Yale College students.