Maggie Fritz-Morkin

Maggie Fritz-Morkin

Assistant Professor
Italian
Dey Hall 132

Accepting graduate students 

Education

Ph.D., The University of Chicago

MA, The University of Chicago

BA, Bowdoin College

About Professor Fritz-Morkin

Maggie Fritz-Morkin studies 13th-14th c. Italian literature, with research interests in the history of rhetoric and authorship, visceral speech, medieval theories of debt, urban studies, and the rhetoric of medieval medicine.

Publications, Articles, & Presentations

“Appunti sul Petrarca osceno.” Laureatus in Urbe I. Eds. Luca Marcozzi and Paolo Rigo (Rome: Aracne, 2019) 129-138.

“Obscene Exchanges: Decameron VIII.2,” in Lecturae Boccaccii: Day Eight in Perspective. Ed. William Robins (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020). Forthcoming

"Dante's Blood Elegies," Dante Studies 135 (2017): 107-135.

“‘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.

Obscenity and Censorship in the Tre Corone (book manuscript in progress)

Typical Courses

ITAL 240: Dante's Divine Comedy in Translation

ITAL 346: Women Writers in Early Modern Italy

ITAL 359: Medieval Frauds

ITAL 370: Poetry, Parchment, Polis

ITAL 731: Dante's Poiesis

ITAL 732: The Languages of Hell

ITAL 752: Italian Renaissance Literature II: The Cinquecento

ITAL 830: Ante Dante: The Origins of Vernacular Italian Literature

ITAL 830: Petrarch's Many Tongues

ITAL 830: Boccaccio's Decameron