Cosette Bruhns

Humanities Teaching Fellow; Preceptor, MAPH
Office Hours: M 3:15-5:00 & by appt.
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2020

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Cosette Bruhns is a Humanities Teaching Fellow in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. She received her PhD in Italian Studies in 2020 with a dissertation entitled, “Worth A Thousand Words: Turning to Visual Art in Medieval Italian Literature”. Her primary area of research and teaching is in 13th-16th century Italian literature and art history, with additional specializations in the history of visual and material culture and digital humanities scholarship. In addition to teaching, Cosette is currently working on a book project drawing on her dissertation, which will examine intervisual and intertextual relationships emerging in the representation of visual art in the works of Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch. She is also currently working on a born-digital publication, exploring the relationship between technological development, or new modes of visualization, and the representation of race and gender in early modern Italian art and literature. She has published English translations of Italian texts by Adriana Cavarero, Emanuela Scribano, among other contemporary Italian scholars, and is a contributor to the digital humanities project, “Mapping the 1919 Chicago Riot,” led by John Clegg.

Recent Courses

  • ITAL 23405/ITAL 33405/MAPH 40160 Technologies of Representation: Intersections of Science, Art, and Literature in the Renaissance and Beyond (Spring 2020)
  • MAPH 30100 Foundations of Interpretative Theory (Autumn 2020)
  • ITAL 12200 Italian for Speakers of Romance Languages (Spring 2019)
  • ITAL 15001 Elementary Italian in Rome (Autumn 2017)

As TA:

  • HUMA 16100 Media Aesthetics II (Winter 2020)
  • HUMA 16000 Media Aesthetics (Autumn 2019)
  • ARTH 10100 Introduction to Art History (Spring 2019)
  • HIST 22900 The Italian Renaissance (Spring 2018)
  • HUMA 17100 Language & The Human II (Winter 2018)
Subject Area: Italian Studies