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    Professor Deanna Shemek

Deanna Shemek is Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She wrote Ladies Errant: Wayward Women and Social Order in Early Modern Italy (1998), co-edited Phaethon’s Children: The Este Court and its Culture in Early Modern Ferrara (2005) and Writing Relations: American Scholars in Italian Archives (2008). Author of essays on Ariosto, Aretino, Boccaccio, and a number of Renaissance women poets, she is also editor and translator of the Selected Letters of Isabella d'Este (2017). She co-directs an online project for study of the Italian Renaissance: IDEA: Isabella d'Este Archive.