Kristin Phillips Court

Associate Professor

Phone: 608.262.4069


Office Number: 748 Van Hise



Areas of Research and Teaching:

Italian Renaissance literature and culture; drama, painting and Renaissance inter-media; aesthetics; patronage; Machiavelli, Vasari, Tasso, Bruno.

On Faculty

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Selected Publications:

The Perfect Genre. Drama and Painting in Renaissance Italy.
Ashgate Press (2011) (book) MLA Scaglione Award

  • Vasari, Leonardo, and ‘il vero ritratto del tradimento et inumanità,’”  Sixteenth Century Journal Vol. XLII No. 3 (Fall, 2011)
  • “The Petrarchan Lover in Cinquecento Comedy,” MLN: Modern Language Notes Vol. 125, Number 1, January 2010 (Italian Issue)
  • “Performing Anachronism: Revising the Aetiology of Italian Renaissance Tragedy,” Renaissance Drama Volume 37 “Italy and the Drama of Europe” (2010)
  • “Framing the Miracle in Feo Belcari’s Rappresentazione quando la Nostra Donna Vergine Maria fu annunziata dall'Angelo Gabriello,” Annali d’Italianistica Volume 25 “Literature, Religion, and the Sacred” (2007)