Cox, Virginia

Forthcoming Work
• Book, A Short History of the Italian Renaissance, to be published by I. B. Tauris, London (completed; submitted; awaiting publication in September 2015)
• Chapter on Neo-Latin dialogue for the Cambridge Guide to Reading Neo-Latin Literature, to be edited by Victoria Moul for Cambridge University Press (completed; submitted; awaiting copy-editing)
• Essay on women’s relationship with literary and theatrical academies in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Italy, for a volume of conference proceedings on Italian academies, to be edited by Jane Everson and Lisa Sampson for Legenda, Oxford (completed; copy-edited; awaiting publication in December 2015)
• Chapter on the reception of Quintilian in Renaissance Italy, for the Oxford Handbook of Quintilian, to be edited by James J. Murphy and Marc van der Poel (in process of completion for submission in April 2015)
• Essay “The Exemplary Vittoria Colonna” for a Companion to Vittoria Colonna, to be edited by Abigail Brundin, Tatiana Crivelli Spetiale, and Maria Serena Sapegno, for Brill, Leiden (drafted; submission planned for summer 2015)


Authored/edited books

lyricpoetry.jpg Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
prodigiousmuse.jpg The Prodigious Muse: Women's Writing in Counter-Reformation. Italy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
womenswriting.jpg Women’s Writing in Italy, 1400-1650. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
renaissancedialogue.jpg The Renaissance Dialogue: Literary Dialogue in its Social and Political Contexts, Castiglione to Galileo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 (Paperback edition 2008).
versouna.jpeg Verso una storia di genere della letteratura italiana. Percorsi critici e gender studies, ed. Virginia Cox e Chiara Ferrari. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2012
rhetoriccicero.jpg The Rhetoric of Cicero in its Medieval and Early Renaissance Commentary Traditions, ed. Virginia Cox and John O. Ward. Leiden: Brill, 2006 (Paperback edition 2011).


Journal articles/book chapters

'Rhetoric and Medieval Politics.' In The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies,ed. Michael MacDonald. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014 [online publication;print publication forthcoming]

'Declino e caduta della scrittura femminile nell’Italia del Seicento.' In (6) above, 157-84

'Introduzione. Verso una storia di genere della letteratura italiana' (co-written with Chiara Ferrari). In (6) above, 7-29

'Una scrittrice femminista del Seicento: Veneranda Bragadin Cavalli.' In Verona al femminile, ed. Paola Lanaro and Alison Smith, 163-77. Verona: Cierre, 2012

'Un microgenere senese: il commento paradossale.' In Il poeta e il suo pubblico: lettura e commento dei testi lirici nel Cinquecento, ed. Massimo Danzi, 329-56. Geneva: Droz, 2012

'Rhetoric and Ethics in Machiavelli.' In Cambridge Companion to Machiavelli, ed. John Najemy, 173-89. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

'The Laurel and the Axe: Petrarchist Execution Lyrics in Late-Renaissance Italy.' Renaissance Studies [published online; print publication forthcoming]

'The Female Voice in Italian Renaissance Dialogue' and 'Italian Dialogues Incorporating Female Speakers.' MLN, 128/1: 53-78 and 79-83

'Gender and Eloquence in Ercole de' Roberti's Brutus and Portia.' Renaissance Quarterly, 62/1 (2009), 61-101.

'Leonardo Bruni on Women and Rhetoric: De studiis et litteris revisited.' Rhetorica, 27/1 (2009), 47-75.

‘Ciceronian rhetoric in late-medieval Italy’. In The Rhetoric of Cicero in its Medieval and Renaissance Traditions, ed. Virginia Cox and John O. Ward, 109-43. Leiden: Brill, 2006 109-43

‘Sixteenth-Century Women Petrarchists and the Legacy of Laura’. In Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, special edition, In the Footsteps of Petrarch:  Poetry, Music, Art, Culture, ed. Valeria Finucci, 2005. 583-606 (expanded Italian version, ‘Attraverso lo specchio: le petrarchiste del cinquecento e l’eredità di Laura’, in Petrarca : canoni, esemplarità, ed. Valeria Finucci. Roma: Bulzoni, 2006: 117-49)

‘Women Writers and the Canon in Sixteenth-century Italy: the Case of Vittoria Colonna’. In Strong Voices, Weak History? Women Writers and the Canon in Early Modern Europe, ed. Pamela J. Benson and Victoria Kirkham, 14-31. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005

‘Rhetoric and Humanism in Quattrocento Venice’. In Renaissance Quarterly, 56: 3 (2003), 652-94

‘Ciceronian Rhetorical Theory in the Volgare: a Fourteenth-century Text and its Fifteenth-century Readers’. In Rhetoric and Renewal in the Latin West: Essays in Honour of John O. Ward, ed. Constant J. Mews, Cary J. Nederman, and Rodney M. Thompson. Turnhout: Brepols, 2003, 201-25

‘Fiction, 1560-1650’. In The Cambridge History of Italian Women’s Writing, ed. Letizia Panizza and Sharon Wood. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 52-64

‘Seen but not Heard: the Role of Women Speakers in Cinquecento Literary Dialogue’. In Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society, ed. Letizia Panizza. Oxford: European Humanities Research Centre, 2000, 385-400

‘Ciceronian Rhetoric in Italy, 1250-1360’. In Rhetorica, Vol. 17/3 (1999), 239-288

‘Women as Readers and Writers of Chivalric Literature’. In Sguardi sull’Italia. Miscellanea dedicata a Francesco Villari. Ed. Gino Bedani, Zygmunt Baranski, Anna Laura Lepschy, and Brian Richardson. Leeds: Society for Italian Studies, 1997, 134-45

‘Machiavelli and the Rhetorica ad Herennium: Deliberative Rhetoric in The Prince’. In Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 28/4 (1997), 1109-1141

‘Tasso’s Malpiglio overo della corte: The Courtier Revisited’. In Modern Language Review, Vol. 90/4 (1995), 897-918

‘The Single Self: Feminist Thought and the Marriage Market in Early-Modern Venice’. Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 48/3 (1995), 513-81 (abridged version in The Renaissance: Italy and Abroad, ed. John Martin. London and New York: Routledge, 2003: 159-95

‘Rhetoric and Politics in Tasso’s Nifo’. In Studi secenteschi, Vol. 30 (1989), 3-98

Editions of texts

Maddalena Campiglia, Flori, a Pastoral Drama. A Bilingual Edition. Translated by Virginia Cox. Edited, with an introduction and notes by Virginia Cox and Lisa Sampson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004

Modesta Pozzo [Moderata Fonte], The Worth of Women (Il merito delle donne), translated, with an introduction and notes by Virginia Cox. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1997

Bellamy, translated by Richard Davies, with Virginia Cox and Richard Bellamy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995 (xlix + 177pp)

Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier, translated by Sir Thomas Hoby (1561), with an introduction and notes by Virginia Cox. London: Everyman, 1994

Antonio Gramsci, Pre-Prison Writings, edited by Richard Bellamy, translated by Virginia Cox. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994 (lii+344pp)

Updated on 03/17/2015