Carmen Nocentelli

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

Photo: Carmen Nocentelli
Email:  nocent@unm.edu
Office:  HUM 349

Research Area/s:

Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

Biography:

Carmen 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 which garnered the Jeanne and Aldo Scaglione Prize in Comparative Literature from the Modern Language Association and the Roland H. Bainton Prize in Literature from the Sixteenth Century Society; and co-editor of England's Asian Renaissance (forthcoming)

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)
  • England's Asian Renaissance, co-edited with Su Fang Ng (University of Delaware Press, forthcoming)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "England's Asian Renaissance: An Introduction" (co-authored with Su Fang Ng), England's Asian Renaissance, ed. Su Fang Ng and Carmen Nocentelli (University of Delaware Press, forthcoming)
  •  “Teresa Sampsonia Sherley: Amazon, Traveler, and Consort,” Travel and Travail: Early Modern Women, English Drama, and the Wider World, ed. Bernadette Andrea and Patricia Akhimie (University of Nebraska Press, 2019)
  • “The Dutch Black Legend,” Modern Language Quarterly 75.3 (2014)
  • "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:

  • Faculty Research Grant, UNM Feminist Research Institute (2020)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library (2016-2017)
  • 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