Malpezzi Price, Paola

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Malpezzi Price, Paola

PERSONAL:

Born in Forlì, Italy; daughter of Bruno and Elena (Malpezzi) Ugolini; married Rick Price (a tour operator); children: Monica, Maria Elena. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Pisa, Laurea degree; University of Oregon, M.A., Ph.D.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523.

CAREER:

Writer and educator. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, professor of French and Italian, 1983—. Experience Plus! Touring Co. (biking and walking tour company), vice president.

WRITINGS:


Moderata Fonte: Women and Life in Sixteenth Century Venice, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (Cranbury, NJ), 2003.

Contributor to academic journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Research on women's voices against marriage, especially during the early modern period.

SIDELIGHTS:

Paola Malpezzi Price told CA: "My primary motivation for writing my articles and book was to let more people know about the life, works, and ideas of Moderata Fonte, a sixteenth-century Venetian writer, as well as to analyze women's role and place in sixteenth-century Venice." Historians Joan Kelly and Gerda Lerner have influenced my work.

"As a woman and as a medieval and renaissance scholar, I became more and more interested first in women's writings, then in women's social roles. My book is a synthesis of both interests, focusing on a unique place: Venice!"

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