University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

Faculty - Paolo Pucci


Paolo Pucci

Associate Professor of Italian

  • Ph.D. Rutgers University
  • C.V.
Area of expertise

The Italian novella tradition in the 15th and 16th centuries; family relations in the Italian prose of the 20th century

Contact Information
Email: Paolo Pucci
Office: 512 Waterman

Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 1:15-2:15

Paolo Pucci grew up in Florence, Italy. He received his B.A. in German literature from the University of Florence (1997) and his Ph.D. in Italian from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2005).

Professor Pucci has published on courtesans in 16th century Italy, both as victims of derogatory literary attacks and authors of poetry and letters. His interest on minorities has brought him to investigate and publish on the depiction of homosexuals in the early-modern novella as well. His most recent research deals with good and bad Muslims in Matteo Bandello's novellas.

Professor Pucci is the faculty director of the University of Vermont's Casa Italiana program.