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Rachel Walsh

Rachel A.   Walsh


M.A. and Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures - Italian from the University of Chicago.

A.B. in Music Theory and Composition from The College of William and Mary.


18th-and 19th-century Italian literature, Italian theater, canon formation, literary histories, self-fashioning and periodical culture. She is currently working on a book project on Ugo Foscolo and his quest to become one of the foremost Italian tragedians of the period. Rachel is also working on a critical edition of the Arcadian Academy's manifesto La bellezza della volgar poesia (1700).

Courses Taught:
Intermediate Italian
Reading and Conversation
Introduction to Literature
20th-Century, History & Culture: The Italian Woman
Performance of Italian Theatre
Love & War in the Renaissance
Identità a Tavola
Teatro e Società del '700
FSEM: Exile and Italian Literature