Eleonora Stoppino

Director, Program in Medieval Studies

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Personal profile


  • Ph.D., Italian Studies and Medieval Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Romance Languages, University of Oregon.
  • Graduate Studies in Romance Philology, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
  • Laurea (B.A. equiv.), Romance Philology, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy.


Professional Information

I specialize in the literature and culture of the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, with concentrations on epic and romance, Early Modern travel narratives, Medieval and Renaissance conduct texts, gender studies, and animal studies. I work comparatively across different geographic areas of the Mediterranean, including Italy, Provence, France, Spain, and Catalonia. I have published articles on Boccaccio, Dante, Ariosto, Tasso, the Italian epic tradition, and medieval conduct literature. My book, Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando furioso appeared in 2011 with Fordham University Press, and it is a study of the intersections of epic, gender, and genealogy in Ludovico Ariosto. I am currently working on a book on animals, education and contagion in medieval and early modern literature

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narration Social Sciences
genealogy Social Sciences
environmental pollution Social Sciences
genre Social Sciences
Italy Social Sciences
animal Social Sciences
interpreter Social Sciences
sixteenth century Social Sciences

Research Output 2001 2018

Ariosto's genealogies

Stoppino, E., Jan 1 2018, In : MLN - Modern Language Notes. 133, 1, p. 32-47 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


Un compagno di viaggio del primo Furioso: alcune osservazioni sul Rugino di Pierfrancesco de' Conti

Stoppino, E., 2018, Di donne e cavallier: intorno al primo Furioso. Zampese, C. (ed.). Ledizioni, p. 181-195 (Biblioteca di Carte Romanze; vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Boccaccio mediatore: narrazioni amazzoniche tra cantare e poema

Stoppino, E., Jan 1 2016, In : Critica del Testo. 19, 2, p. 233-246 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Orlando Furioso

Dischronic Mediterranean: Space and Time Negotiations in Ariosto’s Comedies

Stoppino, E., 2015, In : Illinois Classical Studies. 40, 2, p. 391-405

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

National Identity
Ethnic Identity

Contamination, contagion and the animal function in Boccaccio's Decameron

Stoppino, E., 2014, In : Critica del Testo. 17, 3, p. 93-114 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental pollution
sixteenth century