Stefania Buccini

Credentials: PhD, Brown University

Position title: Professor of Italian, Department Chair


Phone: 262-9736

668 Van Hise Hall

Primary language



17th, 18th, and early 19th-century Italian literature and culture; Baroque novel and poetry; Counter-reform sacred oratory; libertine fiction and ideology; antique printed editions and early modern manuscripts.

Selected publications

Authored Books:

  • Il piacere di leggere.  Tipologie della lettura privata nel Settecento (in progress)
  • Francesco Pona.  L’ozio lecito della scrittura (2013)
  • Sentimento della morte dal Barocco al declino dei Lumi (2000)
  • The Americas in Italian Literature and Culture:  1700-1825 (1997)
  • Il dilemma della Grande Atlantide.  Le Americhe nella letteratura italiana del Settecento e del primo Ottocento (1990)


  • Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, 2018
  • Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, 2013
  • Brenda Pfaheler, Award of Excellence, Center for Educational Opportunities, 2013
  • Carol Mason Kirk, Named Professorship, 2004-2006
  • Vilas Associate Research Grant, 2000-2001
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, 1998
  • Fellowship, Institute for Reseach in the Humanities, Spring 1994