Smarr, Janet Levarie 1949-

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Smarr, Janet Levarie 1949-

PERSONAL:

Born May 20, 1949, in Chicago, IL; daughter of Siegmund (a professor of musicology) and Norma (a graphic designer) Levarie; married Larry Smarr (in telecommunications and information technology), June 3, 1973; children: Joseph, Benjamin. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Brown University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1970; Princeton University, Ph.D., 1975.

ADDRESSES:

Home—La Jolla, CA. Office—Department of Theater and Dance, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093-0344. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Mellon faculty fellow, 1977-78; Yale University, New Haven, CT, assistant professor of Italian, 1978-80; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, professor of comparative literature and Italian, 1980-2000, chair of comparative literature program, 1994-98;University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, professor of theater and Italian studies, 2000—, director of Center for the Humanities, 2005-06.

MEMBER:

American Boccaccio Association (president, 2000-05), Renaissance Society of America.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Translation award, American Association of Italian Studies.

WRITINGS:

(Editor and translator) Italian Renaissance Tales, Solaris Press (Rochester, MI), 1983.

Boccaccio and Fiammetta: The Narrator As Lover, University of Illinois Press (Champaign, IL), 1986.

(And translator) Boccaccio's Eclogues, Garland Publishing (New York, NY), 1986.

(Editor) Historical Criticism and the Challenge of Theory, University of Illinois Press (Champaign, IL), 1993.

(Editor, with Daria Valentini, and contributor) Italian Women and the City, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (Cranbury, NJ), 2003.

Joining the Conversation: Dialogues by Renaissance Women, University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor, MI), 2005.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Choice, June, 2003, S. Botterill, review of Italian Women and the City, p. 1754.

Christianity and Literature, autumn, 2005, Sinda K. Vanderpool, review of Joining the Conversation: Dialogues by Renaissance Women, p. 128.

Italica, spring, 2004, Carol Lazzaro-Weis, review of Italian Women and the City.

MLN: Modern Language Notes, January, 2004, Nicoleta Ghisas, review of Italian Women and the City, pp. 197-199.

Modern Language Review, January, 1989, Jonathan Usher, review of Boccaccio and Fiammetta: The Narrator As Lover, p. 191.

Reference & Research Book News, May, 2005, review of Joining the Conversation.

Renaissance Quarterly, spring, 2006, review of Joining the Conversation.

Romance Philology, November, 1990, Marga Cottino-Jones, review of Boccaccio and Fiammetta, p. 240.