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 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

  • “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