Jane Tylus

Professor of Italian

Jane Tylus is a literary historian who works primarily on late medieval and early modern Europe. Her most recent books are Siena, City of Secrets, the co-edited Early Modern Cultures of Translation (with Karen Newman), the co-edited Poetics of Masculinity in Early Modern Italy and Spain (with Gerry Milligan), and Reclaiming Catherine of Siena (winner of the 2010 MLA Howard Marraro Prize for Outstanding Work in Italian Studies). Other scholarly interests include modern Sicilian literature, female mysticism, novels, representations of work and peasantry, and the history and theory of translation studies. She comes to Yale from NYU. Prior to teaching at NYU, she was a faculty member in the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tylus received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary.