Carmen Nocentelli

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

Photo: Carmen Nocentelli

Email: nocent@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 277-8944
Fax: (505) 277-0021
Office: HUM 349

Personal Statement:

Dr. Nocentelli holds a joint appointment in the Department of English and the Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. Her research and teaching interests include cross-cultural contacts and early modern colonialisms, race and sexuality, travel literature, drama, and epic poetry. She is the author of Empires of Love: Europe, Asia, and the Making of Early Modern Identity (2013) and is currently writing a book on the evolution of “Europeanness” during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Research Interests:

  • Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Drama
  • Travel Literature
  • Cross-cultural Contacts
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • History of Sexuality

Selected Publications:

Books

  • Empires of Love: Europe, Asia, and the Making of Early Modern Identity (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Made in India: How Meriton Latroon Became an Englishman," Indography: Writing the Indian in Early Modern England, ed. Jonathan G. Harris (Palgrave, 2012) 
  • "Spice Race: The Island Princess and the Politics of Translational Appropriation," PMLA 125.3 (2010) 
  • "The Erotics of Mercantile Imperialism: Cross-Cultural Requitedness in the Early Modern Period," Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 8.1 (2008).
  • "Discipline and Love: Linschoten and the Estado da Índia," Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires. ed. Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan (University of Chicago Press, 2007).

Other writing

  • Spostare il centro del mondo: la lotta per le libertà culturali [Moving the Centre: The Struggle for Cultural Freedoms]. Translation into Italian from an original by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. (Meltemi 2000).

Awards and Grants:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Newberry Library (2008-2009)
  • Julia M. Keleher and Telfair Hendon Junior Faculty Award, Department of English, UNM (2008)
  • Mayers Fellowship, Huntington Library (2007)
  • Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship, Newberry Library (2006)
  • Large Research Grant, UNM Research Allocation Committee (2006)
  • Susan Geiger Faculty Award, UNM Feminist Research Institute Board (2005)
  • Small Research Grant, UNM Research Allocation Committee (2005)

Teaching Interests:

  • Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Drama
  • Epic Poetry
  • Early Modern Colonialisms
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

Representative Courses:

  • ENGL582 - Shakespeare and Race
  • COMP480 | ENGL452 - The Global Renaissance
  • COMP432 | ENGL432 | FREN432 - Inventing America, 1492-1624
  • ENGL352 - Early Shakespeare
  • ENGL353 - Later Shakespeare
  • COMP380 | ENGL315 - Literature and the Age of Exploration
  • COMP224 | Literary Questions: Images of the State