Rommel Jimenez

Credentials: PhD Candidate in Italian

Email: rjjimenez@wisc.edu

Address:
656 Van Hise Hall

EDUCATION

  • BA History & BA Italian Studies – University of Maryland, College Park

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research interests include Italian Renaissance epic, Ariosto, Boiardo, Tasso, Poliziano, Machiavelli, Italian Renaissance theater, Italian Renaissance political history, early-modern Mediterranean studies, French chivalric romance, as well as cityscapes.  Dissertation focuses on the political, historical, and cultural representation of urban centers in Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, concentrating on Paris, Ferrara, Damascus, and imagined cities.

DISSERTATION TITLE

Ariosto’s Cities in the Orlando Furioso

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Italian 101
  • Italian 102
  • Italian 203
  • Lit Trans 360

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Skin of the State: Paris’s Walls in Orlando Furioso,” Graduate Association of French and Italian Students Symposium, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, April 2018.
  • “Italian Critique of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso: An Expression of Francophobia,” Graduate Early Modern Student Society Symposium, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, April 2017.
  • “Andronica’s Prophecy: An Ariostean Celebration of Exploration and Inquiry at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century,” Graduate Association of French and Italian Students Symposium, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, April 2017.
  • “Sixteenth-Century Italian Critique of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso: An expression of Francophobia,” World Languages Graduate Organization Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, April 2017.
  • “Erudite Comedy and Commedia dell’Arte Joined as One by Carlo Goldoni’s Comedic Reform,” Graduate Association of French and Italian Students Symposium, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, April 2014
  • “The Obelisk of Axum: an Archaeological Object as a Metaphor for Post-Colonial Italy,” Charles F. Fraker Conference, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI, Nov 2013.