Kristin Phillips-Court

PhD, UCLA

Vilas Associate Professor; Italian and Art History

phillipscour@wisc.edu

262-5011

764 Van Hise Hall

Primary language

Italian

Specialties

Italian Renaissance literature and culture; drama, painting and Renaissance inter-media; aesthetics; patronage; Machiavelli, Vasari, Tasso, Bruno.

DISTINCTIONS

  • Vilas Mid-Career Faculty Award, 2017-19
  • Vilas Associates Research Fellowship Award, “Machiavelli’s Tragic Geography” (2016-18)
  • Faculty Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW, (2106-17)
  • MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award, Italian Literary Studies for The Perfect Genre. Drama and Painting in Renaissance Italy (2009)
  • Faculty Seminar, UW Institute for Research in the Humanities, “Machiavelli at 500”, 2013
  • Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison (2011-12)
  • University of Wisconsin Graduate School Research Competition “Vasari and the Poetics of Monumentality” (2011)
  • University of Wisconsin Graduate School Research Competition “Unceremonious Death in Machiavelli’s Il Principe (2010)
  • University of Wisconsin Graduate School Research Competition “Changing Definitions of Grace in Early Modern Italy” (2009)
  • University of Wisconsin Graduate School Research Competition “Performing Anachronism” (2008)
  • UW Center for the Humanities Faculty Development Seminar, “Ovid and Ovidianism” Spring, (2007)
  • Poorvu Prize for Interdisciplinary Teaching, Yale University (2001) (nominated 2005)
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Milan, Italy, “Italian Visual Poetry Past and Present” (1998)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Vasari’s Literary Art (book), forthcoming 2018

The Perfect Genre. Drama and Painting in Renaissance Italy. Ashgate Press (2011) (book) MLA Scaglione Award

  • Vasari, Leonardo, and ‘il vero ritratto del tradimento et inumanità,’”  Sixteenth Century Journal Vol. XLII No. 3 (Fall, 2011)
  • “The Petrarchan Lover in Cinquecento Comedy,” MLN: Modern Language Notes Vol. 125, Number 1, January 2010 (Italian Issue)
  • “Performing Anachronism: Revising the Aetiology of Italian Renaissance Tragedy,” Renaissance Drama Volume 37 “Italy and the Drama of Europe” (2010)
  • “Framing the Miracle in Feo Belcari’s Rappresentazione quando la Nostra Donna Vergine Maria fu annunziata dall’Angelo Gabriello,” Annali d’Italianistica Volume 25 “Literature, Religion, and the Sacred” (2007)

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:00pm or by appointment