Bellagio Residents/

Meredith Ray

November 2022 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: November 2022

Project: “Twenty-Five Women Who Shaped the Italian Renaissance”


Meredith K. Ray a leading scholar of Italian Renaissance literature and culture. Her work explores the role of women and gender within the literary, philosophical, and religious networks of early modern Italy, revealing a “long Renaissance” in which women were central actors. Ray came to Bellagio in November 2022 to complete work on her current book “Twenty-Five Women Who Shaped the Italian Renaissance,” a study of the profound and collective impact of women on the seismic developments of the 16th and 17th centuries. Meredith K. Ray is Elias Ahuja Professor of Italian at the University of Delaware.

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