Giancarla Periti

Associate Professor


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Italian
  • Vision and visuality
  • Space and monasticism
  • Renaissance historiography and literary criticism


Giancarla Periti has studied and taught in both Italian and American universities. A specialist of Italian Renaissance art, Periti explores the dense intersections between images and texts, vision and space, materials and making. Periti’s current book project revolves around questions of liminality and artistic geography in the art of Correggio.

Periti is the recipient of fellowships from the Bibliotheca Hertziana; Villa I Tatti, The Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts; Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University; Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Social Science and Research Council of Canada, among others.

Selected Publications

  • Co-edited with Alessandro Nova, The Network of Cassinese Arts in Renaissance Italy (Milan 2020), forthcoming 
  • Co-edited with Alexander Nagel, Ravenna in the Imagination of Renaissance Art (Turnhout 2020).
  • “On Correggio, Frames and the Borders of the Renaissance Image,” RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics 71/72 (2019): 145-61.
  • In the Courts of Religious Ladies. Art, Vision, and Pleasure in Italian Renaissance Convents (London and New Haven 2016).
  • Ed. Emilia e Marche nel Rinascimento. L’Identità Visiva della “Periferia” (Bergamo 2005).



PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, 2003

Administrative Service

Interim Chair, Department of Art History, 2022