Deanna Shemek

Deanna Shemek

Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature
UC Santa Cruz
Email: 
shemek@ucsc.edu
Research Interests: 

Renaissance studies (specialization: Italy); early modern feminism; humanism and gender production; Renaissance narrative genres and technologies; early modern popular culture; letter-writing and epistolary culture; early modern literacy and non-canonical producers of writing (women, children, marginalized communities); historical transmission of “ideas of the Renaissance”; Renaissance Italian drama and performance genres; the northern court circles