Early Medieval Literature (espec. Old English), paleography and manuscript studies, history of text technologies, digital editing, phenomenology of the book
Spanish Empire, Transatlantic Discourse, Golden Age Theater, Medieval Studies, History of the Book, Paleography, History of Thought, Digital Humanities
Old English, Anglo-Latin, medieval law, monasticism, exegesis and the history of hermeneutics (both medieval and modern), paleography and codicology, and critical theory
I am currently Postdoctoral Associate in Italian and Digital Humanities at Rutgers University, teaching and conducting research at the intersection between digital humanities and digital philology, Medieval and Early modern literature, history of the book, Petrarch and Dante. I am editor of the Petrarchive (with Wayne Storey and John Walsh) and Italian Paleography (with Lia Markey and Maddalena Signorini). I recently edited a special issue on digital paleography for the Early Modern Digital Review (Fall ’20) and serve as digital editor for Textual Cultures , the journal of the Society for Textual Scholarship. I am currently working on a new digital edition of the Albizi Memorial Book and a monograph on forms and textualities of Medieval memorial books. Before joining Rutgers Italian Department, Isabella was Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago and earned her PhD in Italian and Medieval Studies at Indiana University.
The ‘Exeter Book,’ Old and Middle English poetry, Digital Humanities, textual editing/criticism, medieval medicine, palaeography and manuscript studies, digital reconstructions, Medievalism, Post-Colonial Studies.
Older Slavic languages, Old Russian, Old Church Slavonic, Older Germanic languages, Old Norse, Gothic, Old English, Tocharian, Classical Armenian, Historical linguistics, Sanskrit, Pali, Middle Indic languages, Palaeography, Romance Linguistics, Latin, Spanish, Classical Greek, Physics
I completed my Ph.D. in English, with specializations in Medieval Literature and Digital Humanities, in June 2011. While a student at UCLA, I worked closely with the medieval manuscripts and digital humanities initiatives at UCLA was twice the recipient of the British Library’s Internship in Illuminated Manuscripts. After graduating, I worked as a Mellon-funded postdoctoral researcher at Saint Louis University’s Center for Digital Humanities, where I helped to develop T-PEN (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation) and Tradamus—software applications that assist scholars in transcribing manuscripts and creating digital editions. After my postdoctoral research, I taught for a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound’s department of English. I’ve published on medieval manuscripts, the digital humanities, and medieval film music. While writing her dissertation, I started an online business selling mid-century design objects to clients worldwide. My shop has been featured in Apartment Therapy, Gourment magazine, and Etsy and has sourced products for Mad Men, Anthropologie, and Hawaii 5-0, among others. Currently, I live in Seattle and works as a Senior Curator at Amazon Books, where I curate the selection of titles for many categories in Amazon’s growing network of brick-and-mortar bookstores, including Art & Design, Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction.