University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

Faculty - Cristina Mazzoni, Chair Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

Cristina Mazzoni

Cristina Mazzoni, Professor of Italian

Area of expertise

Modern Rome, The Roman she-wolf, Literature and spirituality

Contact Information
Email: Cristina Mazzoni
Phone: (802) 656-4845

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I am currently at work on a cultural history of oranges in Italy, which I presented as my University Scholar Inaugural Lecture in February 2013. My latest book is titled She-Wolf: The Story of a Roman Icon and was published by Cambridge UP in 2010. In that same year I edited a volume on Rome since 1870; this was a special issue of the journal Annali d'Italianistica. My past publications include books on hysteria and madness in turn-of-the-century Europe (Saint Hysteria, Cornell UP 1996), pregnancy and childbirth in literature and theory (Maternal Impressions, Cornell UP 2002), a late nineteenth-century saint from Lucca (The Voices of Gemma Galgani, Chicago UP 2003, co-authored with Rudolph Bell), women mystics and food (The Women in God's Kitchen, Continuum 2005), as well as an Italian language book (Italian Made Simple, Broadway Books 2003) and an edition of a medieval mystic's autobiography (Angela of Foligno's Memorial, Boydell and Brewer 1999). My articles and book chapters explore some of these same themes, as well as the work of contemporary women writers such as Margaret Mazzantini and the spiritual interpretations of fairy tales such as Cristina Campo’s. I greatly enjoy teaching language, literature, and culture courses, especially Italian Fairy Tales and Italian Food Culture.