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About Elizabeth Petroff

Elizabeth Petroff's research interests include medieval literature, autobiography; and comparative mythology. She is currently examining myths of feminine and their relation to representations of the female subject in modern and post-modern texts. Her publications include three books on medieval women and their writings: Consolation of the Blessed: Women Saints in Medieval Tuscany (1979); Medieval Women's Visionary Literature (1986); and Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism (1994). She has also published translations from Italian and Latin literature. Her teaching interests range from classical and medieval texts to contemporary American and European fiction and autobiography.


Present Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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161 Presidents Drive
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-5812

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