Assistant Professor of Italian

Graduate Italian Language Advisor

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

  • “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 731: Dante’s Poiesis
  • ITAL 830: Petrarch’s Many Tongues
  • ITAL 830: Boccaccio’s Decameron
  • ITAL 346: Women Writers in Early Modern Italy
  • ITAL 357: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio
  • ITAL 359: Medieval Frauds