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Name Professor Judith Bryce
Job title Senior Research Fellow in Italian
Emeritus Professor
Department Department of Italian University of Bristol
Department of Italian University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA, PhD(Aberd)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies I have recently completed five years as Senior Editor of Italian Studies, the journal of the Society for Italian Studies.

In May 2007 I was elected Vice-Chair of the Society for Renaissance Studies and I will become Chair in 2010.
Keywords culture
Florentine cultural history
Italian literature
Florence
gender
women
Areas of expertise My early research interests focused on mid-sixteenth-century Florentine cultural history, but I have also published on modern Italian literature, particularly the feminist author Dacia Maraini. My more recent work has centred on later fifteenth-century Florence, with a series of articles on issues of gender and culture including the work of the religious dramatist Antonia Tanini Pulci (1452-1501), women’s literacy, women and performance, the cultural politics of Lorenzo de’ Medici (1449-92), and epistolary relations between Lorenzo and Ippolita Sforza, Duchess of Calabria. I am currently working on the correspondence of Archbishop Antonino Pierozzi, with Dada degli Adimari in the 1450s and on target audiences of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s Comento de’ miei sonetti.