About the Author
Victoria Kirkham is Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Italianist whose scholarship has ranged from Dante and Boccaccio to the cinema of Antonioni and Benigni. Her most recent book, Fabulous Vernacular: Boccaccio s Filocolo and the Art of Medieval Fiction, won the Scaglione Prize of the Modern Language Association of America. As a specialist in medieval and Renaissance Studies, she has interests in literature and the visual arts, iconography of poets, numerology and literature, and poetry by women."