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Janet Gomez

Senior Director of Experiential Learning & Associate Faculty

B.A., English, French, Italian Studies University of Florida, 2007
M.A., Italian Studies, Florida State University, 2010
Ph.D., German and Romance Languages and Literature, Johns Hopkins University, 2016

Dr. Janet E. Gomez  is a literary scholar whose research and teaching interests revolve around the figure of warrior women across cultures and time periods. Dr. Gomez received her Ph.D. in Italian Medieval and Renaissance Literature from Johns Hopkins University, and her M.A. in Italian Studies from Florida State University.  She has more than  fifteen years of teaching experience and has taught at the University of Florida, Florida State, Johns Hopkins University, and Georgetown University. In 2015, she was co-curator of “Fakes, Lies, and Forgeries,” a rare book exhibition at the Johns Hopkins Peabody Library, and published an article in its catalog titled “Scandal! Literary Fakes as Bestsellers.” Most recently, she is the co-editor of a critical edition titled Love Enamored and Driven Mad by Lucrezia Marinella (Iter Toronto, 2020).]  

Teaching and Research Interests

warrior women; women in leadership; female rulers; Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature; Italian Early Modern Women Writers; Literary Forgeries; Dante Alighieri; Torquato Tasso; Lucrezia Marinella 

Janet Gomez