Valeria Finucci
Professor Emerita of Romance Studies

Renaissance theater, epic, romance, and treatise; women writers, medical and literary understandings of the body, Venetian culture, Renaissance fashion, medicine in early modern Italy, New World's pharmacy, and psychoanalysis.

Current Research Interests

I am currently working on medical history topics and just co-edited a book with M. Ciavolella and R. Canalis entitled Rethinking Medical Humanities: Perspectives from the Arts and the Social Sciences (DeGruyter, 2022). 
Also co-organizing a symposium on physiognomy from the medical, cultural, philosophical, artistic and literary perspective at UCLA in January 2023 and writing on plant medicines from Egypt examined in Prospero Alpini's De Medicina Aegyptiorum  (1591).

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 219E Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
  • Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

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