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About Carmen Nocentelli

As an early modernist with an interest in the transformations brought about by Europe’s mercantile and colonial expansion—what has come to be called “the global Renaissance”—I pursue a research agenda that crosses disciplinary and territorial borders. I teach and write not only about European literatures and cultures, but also about the ways these literatures and cultures were transformed by cross-cultural encounters in both Asia and the Americas. Hence my research builds on frameworks derived from history and anthropology as well as from literary criticism, moving among literary works, archival sources, and material artifacts.


Present Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of New Mexico

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Honors and Awards

  • Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies
  • Roland H. Bainton Prize in Literature
  • NEH Fellowship, Nebwerry Library (2008-2009)
  • Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship, Newberry Library (2006)


  • Epic and Empire: From Virgil to Spenser
  • Early Modern Embodiments
  • The Global Renaissance
  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Science
  • Inventing America, 1492-1624
  • Shakespeare and Cultural Transmission
  • Early Shakespeare
  • Later Shakespeare

Contact Information

Department of English
MSC 03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


Books (1)

Articles (3)

Contributions to Books (3)

Other (1)