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Laura Prelipcean, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics

Laura Prelipcean, PhD
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext.

I completed my PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Toronto. My thesis, “Women, Gender and Innovation in Lodovico Domenichi's La nobiltà delle donne”, analysed Domenichi’s dialogue on the nobility of women in light of its contribution to the debate surrounding women in the sixteenth century and as a reflection of his involvement with the wider cultural world of contemporary literature.

My areas of interest are early modern literature and culture, literary defences of women, women's writing, language acquisition, and technology enhanced language learning.


Ph.D., Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto (2012)

B.A. (Honours), English and Italian, Western University of Timisoara, Romania (2003)

Research activities

I am currently participating in two collaborative research projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council:

Equality and Superiority in Renaissance and Early Modern Pro-Woman Treatises, Insight Grant 2014-19 (with prof. Marguerite Deslauriers and prof. Andrew Piper, McGill University)

Virtue and Political Possibility in Renaissance Feminism, Insight Development Grant 2014-16 (with prof. Marguerite Deslauriers, McGill University)

Teaching activities

ITAL 200, Intensive Italian

ITAL 201, Introductory Italian I

ITAL 202, Introductory Italian II

ITAL 301, Advanced Grammar and Composition I

ITAL 302, Advanced Grammar and Composition II

ITAL 305, Communication Strategies and Oral Communication 

ITAL 308, Italian for Business

ITAL 398D, Introduction to Italian Translation I

ITAL 398E, Introduction to Italian Translation II

ITAL 422, Petrarch and Boccaccio

ITAL 427, Italian Humanism and the Renaissance

ITAL 434, The Epic Tradition in Italy

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