Cox, Virginia

Authored/edited books

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A Short History of the Italian Renaissance. London: I. B. Tauris, 2015.

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Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

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Verso una storia di genere della letteratura italiana. Percorsi critici e gender studies, ed. Virginia Cox e Chiara Ferrari. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2012.

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The Prodigious Muse: Women's Writing in Counter-Reformation. Italy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

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Women’s Writing in Italy, 1400-1650. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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The Renaissance Dialogue: Literary Dialogue in its Social and Political Contexts, Castiglione to Galileo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 (Paperback edition 2008).

Journal articles/book chapters

'The Laurel and the Axe: Petrarchist Execution Lyrics in Late-Renaissance Italy.' Renaissance Studies [published online 25 February 2015; print publication forthcoming]

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

'The Female Voice in Italian Renaissance Dialogue' and 'Italian Dialogues Incorporating Female Speakers.' MLN, 128/1 (2013): 53-78 and 79-83

'Declino e caduta della scrittura femminile nell’Italia del Seicento.' In Verso una storia di genere della letteratura italiana (cit. above), 157-84

'Introduzione. Verso una storia di genere della letteratura italiana' (co-written with Chiara Ferrari). In Verso una storia di genere della letteratura italiana (cit. 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

'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 and Translations

Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments and Other Writings, edited by Richard 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)

Forthcoming Work

"Members, Muses, and Mascots: Women and the Italian Academies,"  in The Italian Academies, 1525-1700: Networks of Culture, Innovation, and Dissent, ed. Jane Everson, Denis V. Reidy and Lisa Sampson (Oxford: Legenda, 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)

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 (submitted 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 (submitted June 2015)

Fellowships/Honors

Junior Research Fellowship, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge; Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (I Tatti) Fellowship; grants from British Academy, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, British School in Rome, National Endowment for the Humanities; Renaissance Society of America Nelson Prize 1996/2004; Society for the Study of Early Modern Women; Josephine Roberts Award for Best Translation 2005; Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Best Book Award 2009 and 2012; American Association of Publishers Prose Award for Subject Category Language, Literature, Linguistics 2009.

Updated on 09/03/2015