Sweet Briar alumna Diana Maury Robin ’57 will present this year’s Gerhard Masur Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Wailes Center. “Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of Italian Women Writers in England, 1500-1820” is sponsored by Sweet Briar College Friends of the Library. The talk is free and open to the public.
Robin is professor emerita of classics at the University of New Mexico. She is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.
Her book “Publishing Women: Salons, the Presses, and the Counter-Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (University of Chicago Press, 2007) won the MLA’s Howard R. Marraro Prize in Literature. Her Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England (Santa Barbara, Calif., and Oxford, England, 2007), co-edited with Anne Larsen and Carole Levin, won the Roland H. Bainton Prize in Reference and the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women award for the best collaborative work of the year. Her edition of “Isotta Nogarola, Complete Writings: Letterbook, Dialogue on Adam and Eve, and Orations,” co-edited and translated with Margaret L. King (University of Chicago Press, 2005), won the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Translation Prize awarded by the Modern Language Association.