Carmen Nocentelli

Carmen Nocentelli

Associate Professor

British and Irish Literary Studies

Comparative Literature


Contact Information

Office Location: Humanities 349


An early modern specialist with an interest in the transformations brought about by Europe’s overseas expansion—what has come to be called “the global Renaissance”—Nocentelli pursues a research agenda crossing both disciplinary and territorial borders. She teaches and writes not only about European literatures and cultures, but also about the ways that these literatures and cultures were transformed by cross-cultural encounters in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

She is the editor (with Su Fang Ng) of England’s Asian Renaissance (2021) and the author of Empires of Love: Europe, Asia, and the Making of Early Modern Identity (2013) which won the 2014 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies and the 2014 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize in Literature by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference.

Her work on travel writing, early modern drama, picaresque fiction, and political pamphleteering has appeared in academic journals and edited volumes, including PMLA; Modern Language Quarterly; The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies; Nuevo Texto Crítico; Travel and Travail: Early Modern Women, English Drama, and the Wider World; Indography: Writing the ‘Indian’ in Early Modern England; and Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires.

Nocentelli's scholarship has been recognized and supported by multiple awards, including an NEH Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, NEH and Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowships at the Newberry Library, a Meyers Fellowship at the Huntington Library, a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship, and a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship.

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1 University of New Mexico
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