Elisa Modolo

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Visiting Lecturer
Contact Information
Office Location: 
420 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Fall 2016: W 2-3pm; and by appointment

Dr. Elisa Modolo is currently a Lecturer B at the University of Pennsylvania teaching Italian Language and Cinema. She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at Temple University, where she teaches Language and Literary courses (“Survey of Italian Literature II” and “Readings in Italian”). She holds a Ph.D. in Italian Studies (2015) and a Master in Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania; she also received a Master in Philology and Italian Literature and a Bachelor in Italian Literature from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Dr. Modolo’s dissertation, entitled Metamorphosis of the Metamorphoses: Italian rewritings of Ovid between Renaissance and Baroque, focuses on literary and visual rewritings of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In particular she examines the texts of Gabriele Simeoni, Giovanni Andrea dell'Anguillara, and Giovanni Palazzi, as well as their illustrations created by Bernard Salomon, Giacomo Franco, and Girolamo Ruscelli. Dr. Modolo’s interests include women’s literary and cinematographic production, Renaissance and Baroque art and literature.


Elisa is the recepient of the following fellowships and awards:

Academic Year 2014-2015: S.A.S. Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania.
Summer 2010: Dean's Summer Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania.
Summer 2011: Salvatori Research Award, Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania.



“The Insider’s Voice: Arcangela Tarabotti’s Revised Representation of the Nun” forthcoming as book chapter in the edited collection Female Identity and Its Representations in the Arts and Humanities, Cambridge University Press (2016).

“Manutius and Bembo: The ‘Fellowship of the Book’ in Renaissance Venice” Forthcoming divulgation article (2016). Solicited by Simon Fraser University Publishing and Library for the Aldus @ SFU Project.

"Il “disarmonico fragore” del plurilinguismo nella poesia di Luisa Zille," International Journal Letteratura e dialetti, edited by Fabrizio Serra, Pisa-Roma (2014).

"The Intertwining of Exile, Identity, and Memory in Satrapi and Paronnaud’s Persepolis," Sin Frontera: Revista Académica y Literaria. University of Florida, Spring 2010, 1-15.

Book Review "Kristin Phillips-Court’s The Perfect Genre: Drama and Painting in Renaissance Italy" (2011) in The Sixteenth Century Journal, XLIV, 1, Spring 2013, 145-6.

Book Review "Italy in the Drama of Europe, from the series «Renaissance Drama»", 36/37 (2010).  Lettere italiane 1/2013, Olschki editore, Florence, 131-4.