Julia Hairston

Dartmouth College, Rome
Italian Studies
Adjunct Professor


“Tullia d’Aragona e la corte medicea.” In Eleonora di Toledo e l’invenzione della corte dei Medici a Firenze, edited by Bruce Edelstein and Valentina Conticelli. Livorno: Sillabe, 2023; exhibition catalog for “Tesoro dei Granduchi.” Florence: Galleria degli Uffizi, 6 February-14 May 2023.

“Tullia d’Aragona,” in Dizionario biografico degli italiani 97 (2020): 158-161.

“L’attribuzione de Il Meschino, altramente detto il Guerrino di Tullia d’Aragona, alcuni documenti,” RR: Roma nel Rinascimento (2018) 419-439.

“Teaching Tullia d’Aragona’s Il Meschino, altramente detto il Guerrino (The Wretch, Otherwise Known as Guerrino)”, co-authored with John C. McLucas, in Approaches to Teaching Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso and the Italian Romance Epic, ed. Jo Ann Cavallo (New York: MLA, 2018) 199-209.

“‘Di diversi a lei’: l’antologia corale di Tullia d’Aragona,” in Scrivere lettere nel Cinquecento: corrispondenze in prosa e in versi, eds. Laura Fortini, Giuseppe Izzi, and Concetta Raineri (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e letteratura, 2016) 173-84.

“Tullia d’Aragona,” Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation, ed. Margaret L. King (New York: Oxford University Press, April 2016.)

“Afterword,” in Gender in Early Modern Rome, edited by Julia L. Hairston, cluster of essays in I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance 17 (May 2014): 197-201.

Tullia d’Aragona, The Poems and Letters of Tullia d’Aragona and Others, edited and translated by Julia L. Hairston for “The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe” series, edited by Margaret King and Albert Rabil (Toronto: CRRS & Iter, 2014)

“The Economics of Milk and Blood in Alberti’s Libri della famiglia: Maternal versus Wet-Nursing,” essay for Medieval and Renaissance Lactations: Images, Rhetorics, Practices, ed. Jutta Sperling (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013) 187-212.

“‘Di sangue illustre & pellegrino’: The Eclipse of the Body in the Lyric of Tullia d’Aragona,” The Body in Early Modern Italy, eds. Julia L. Hairston and Walter Stephens (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) 158-175.

“Tullia d’Aragona: Two New Sonnets,” P. Renée Baernstein and Julia L. Hairston, MLN 123 (2008): 151-59.

“Out of the Archive: Four Newly-Identified Figures in Tullia d’Aragona’s Rime della Signora Tullia di Aragona et di diversi a lei (1547),” MLN 118 (2003): 257-263.

“Skirting the Issue: Machiavelli’s Caterina Sforza,” Renaissance Quarterly 53. 3 (Fall 2000): 687-712.

“Bradamante, ‘vergine saggia’: Maternity and the Art of Negotiation,” Exemplaria 12. 2 (October 2000): 455-86.

Gendered Contexts: New Perspectives in Italian Cultural Studies, eds. Laura Benedetti, Julia L. Hairston, and Silvia Ross (New York: Peter Lang, 1996).

Ricerche in corso

Tullia d’Aragona, The Wretch, Otherwise Known as Guerrino: A Bilingual Edition, edited with a critical introduction by Julia L. Hairston, annotated by Julia L. Hairston and John C. McLucas, translated by John C. McLucas for “The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe” (in corso di stampa)

“Tullia d’Aragona’s Meschino and Religious Debate in Sixteenth-Century Italy.” In Redreaming the Renaissance: Essays on History and Literature in Honor of Guido Ruggiero, edited by Mary Lindemann and Deanna Shemek. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press. (in corso di stampa).

“Tullia d’Aragona and the Tribunals in Siena: A Dowry Story,” in Making Stories in the Early Modern World and Beyond, eds. John Christopoulos and John Hunt, CRRS (submitted October 2021; will go to peer review in June 2022)

Women as Readers in Early Modern Italy, a collection of essays, coedited with Milena Sabato, to be submitted in December 2022

The Thorny Laurel: Tullia d’Aragona, Woman of Letters, intellectual biography of Tullia d’Aragona

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