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Assoc. Prof. Carolyn James

Assoc. Prof. Carolyn James
Cassamarca Associate Professor in Italian Studies
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Faculty of Arts
Monash University, Clayton Campus.
Bldg 11, Clayton Campus, Monash University VIC 3800
T: 03 9905 3267
E: [email protected]

Assoc. Prof. Carolyn James has worked at Monash University since 2000, when she was appointed to a Cassamarca Lectureship. Her masters and doctoral research focused on the late fifteenth-century Italian writer, Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti, and since then she has worked on several new archival-based projects in Renaissance cultural history. A post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard University Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti in 2001/2002 allowed her to complete research on the Gonzaga correspondence in the State Archive of Mantua and to investigate the history of the European letter with particular emphasis on women’s use of the letter between the 14th-16th centuries. Carolyn is currently completing a study of dynastic marriage and the diplomatic and cultural role of elite women in Renaissance Italy.

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  • James, C.P., Pagliaro, A., 2012, Letters to Francesco Datini, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Toronto Canada.
  • James, C.P., Pagliaro, A. (eds), 2008, Spunti e ricerche Special Issue, Italian Studies Programs, Latrobe and Monash Universities, Melbourne VIC Australia.
  • James, C.P., 2002, The Letters of Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti (1481-1510), Leo S.Olschki Editore, Florence Italy.

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