Assistant Professor of Italian

mfritzm@email.unc.edu | Dey 132

At UNC since 2016


Education

Ph.D., The University of Chicago
M.A., The University of Chicago
B.A., Bowdoin College

Bio

Maggie Fritz-Morkin studies medieval Italian literature and write about Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, with research interests in rhetoric, the history of manners, urban studies, and the rhetoric of medieval science.

Publications

  • Obscenity and Censorship in Petrarch’s Protohumanist Rhetoric (book manuscript in progress)
  • “‘Se io mi trascoloro, non ti maravigliar’: Peter’s invective and colores rhetorici in Paradiso 27” (forthcoming).
  • “Andreuccio at the Well: Sanitation Infrastructure and Civic Values in Decameron II,5,” Heliotropia 700/10: A Boccaccio Anniversary Volume, ed. Michael Papio (Milan: Edizioni Universitari di Lettere Economia Diritto, 2013) 49-59. http://scholarworks.umass.edu/heliotropia/vol8/iss1/3/

Typical Courses

  • ITAL 240: Dante in English Translation
  • ITAL 310: Italian Conversation