Malpezzi Price, Paola

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Malpezzi Price, Paola


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.


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


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.


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

Contributor to academic journals.


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


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!"