PhD in Italian Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2008)
MA in Italian, University of Notre Dame (2002)
BA in French and Italian, University of Texas, Austin (2000)
2016-2017: Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fellow, Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies
PublicationsMonographs & scholarly books
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender .
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
The Poetry of Burchiello (ca. 1404-1449): Deep-fried Nouns, Hunchbacked Pumpkins, and Other Nonsense.
Introduction, translation and notes by Fabian Alfie & Aileen A. Feng. Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2017.
Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetry.
Ed. Unn Falkeid & Aileen A. Feng. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. (Now published by Routledge)
Second monograph (in progress): Feminism’s First Paradox: Female Misogyny and Homosociality in Early Modern Italy
Peer-refereed Articles & Chapters in Scholarly Books
“Editors’ Introduction.” The Poetry of Burchiello (ca. 1404-1449): Deep-fried Nouns, Hunchbacked Pumpkins, and Other Nonsense.
Trans. and notes by Fabian Alfie and Aileen A. Feng. Tempe, AZ: ACMRS Press, 2017 . 50% authorship.
“Editors’ Introduction.” Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance
Ed. Unn Falkeid and Aileen A. Feng. Women and Gender in the Early
Modern World Series.
Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. pp. 1-12. 50% authorship.
“Desiring Subjects: Mimetic Desire and Female Invidia
in Gaspara Stampa’s Rime
.” Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetry.
Ed. Unn Falkeid & Aileen A. Feng. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. pp. 75-91.
“’Volto di Medusa’: Monumentalizing the self in Petrarch’s Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta.
” Forum Italicum
47.3 (November 2013): 494 – 518.
“In Laura’s Shadow: Casting Female Humanists as Petrarchan Beloveds in Quattrocento Letters.” The Inner Life of Women in Medieval Romance Literature: Grief, Guilt, and Hypocrisy
. Ed. Jeff Rider and Jamie Friedman. New Middle Ages Series
. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. pp. 223-247.