Santa Clara University

Modern Languages and Literatures department

Dr. Amyrose McCue Gill

Department: Modern Languages and Literatures
Title: Adjunct Lecturer

Office: Kenna 112-H
Phone: 408-551-3171


Biographical Information

Amyrose McCue Gill completed her doctoral work in Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 2008.  After several years of research in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University and teaching in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Ithaca College, she became the full-time administrator of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) and curator of its library (both modern and rare collections) at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. She is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of French and Italian at Stanford University.


Courses Taught
  •  Italian 11A Italy, Gateway of Cultures


Research Interests
Amyrose returned to the Bay Area at the end of 2012 and is currently engaged in two research projects. The first of these is an English edition of Frate Cherubino's Regola della vita spirituale and its companion treatise, the Regola della vita matrimoniale, for the CRRS in Toronto.  The second is a book manuscript on conjugal friendship in Italy during the long fourteenth century, from Boccaccio to Isabella d'Este. 
Selected Publications

Friendship and Sociability in Premodern Europe: Contexts, Concepts and Expressions, ed. Amyrose McCue Gill and Sarah Rolfe Prodan.  Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, forthcoming.

Conjugal Friendship in the Quattrocento: Leon Battista Alberti's I libri della famiglia." California Italian Studies 2:2 (2011), ismrg_cisj_8979. Retrieved from:

Fraught Relations in the Letters of Laura Cereta: Marriage, Friendship and Humanist Epistolarity.” Renaissance Quarterly 62:4 (Winter 2009), 1098-1129.

Not as Enemies, but as Friends': Sanctioned Sex in Frate Cherubino's Regola della vita matrimoniale."  Quaderni d'italianistica 30:1 (Spring 2009), 27-43.



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