1981- Tulane University: Assistant Professor then Associate Professor then Professor of Italian; Co-director, Italian Studies Program; Women's Studies Faculty Associate; member, Graduate Faculty

1975-1981 Gonzaga University: Instructor then Assistant Professor of Italian; 1978-1981 Chairperson, Department of Modern Languages

1977-1979 Whitworth College: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Linguistics


Princeton University: A.B. 1971; Participant, Critical Languages Program (Chinese)

Harvard University: M.A. 1972; Ph.D. 1977



Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy. Playing with Boundaries, ed. Melanie Marshall, Linda L. Carroll, and Katherine McIver. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. 

Angelo Beolco (Il Ruzante) Boston: Twayne, 1990.

Language and Dialect in Ruzante and Goldoni. Ravenna: Longo, 1981.


Venice, Cità Excelentissima: Selections from the Renaissance Diaries of Marin Sanudo, Patricia Labalme and Laura Sanguineti White, editors, Linda Carroll, translator. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. Project partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Rutgers University, and the George Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust.

"How To (and How Not To) Get Married in Sixteenth-Century Venice. (Selections from the Diaries of Marin Sanudo)," by Patricia H. Labalme and Laura Sanguineti White with Translations by Linda Carroll, Renaissance Quarterly 52 (1999): 43-72.

Angelo Beolco (Il Ruzante), La prima oratione, edited and translated by Linda L. Carroll. Modern Humanities Research Association Critical Texts Vol. 16. London: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2008.


"'(El) ge sa bon laorare': Female Wealth, Male Competition, Musical Festivities, and the Venetian Patriciate in Ruzante's Pavan." In Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy. Playing with Boundaries, ed. Melanie Marshall, Linda L. Carroll, and Katherine McIver (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014), pp. 155-83.  

 "Money, Age, and Marriage in Venice: A Brief Biocultural History," Politics and Culture 2010, Issue 1 Bioculture: Evolutionary Cultural Studies, ed. Joseph Carroll.   

"Per un itinerario della Padova del Ruzante," Padova e il suo territorio, 164 (Agosto, 2013): 6-9 [lead article].   

"Utopia, Venice, and Ruzante's Pavan: Venetian and Paduan Connections with Thomas More." Modern Language Review, 107 (2012): 162-81.   

"Prefazione," in Andrea Calore and Francesco Liguori, Le donne di Ruzante (Padua: Panda Edizioni, 2012), pp. 7-9.   

"Providus vir Leonardus pictor florentinus," Ateneo Veneto CXCVIII, terza serie 10/I (2011): 31-43 

"A Newly-Discovered Charles V with Dog."  Ateneo Veneto, ser. 3, 4.2 (2005), 43-77.

"'I have a good set of tools': The Shared Interests of Peasants and Patricians in Beolco's Lettera giocosa," Theatre, Opera, and Performance in Italy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present: Essays in Honour of Richard Andrews, ed. by Brian Richardson, Simon Gilson and Catherine Keen, Occasional Papers Number 6 (Egham, UK: The Society for Italian Studies, 2004), 83-98.

"Dating La Veniex[ia]na: The Venetian Patriciate and the Mainland Nobility at the End of the Wars of Cambrai, with a Note on Titian." Annuario dell'Istituto Romeno di cultura e ricerca umanistica(Venice) 5 (2003): 511-19.

"'Fools of the Dukes of Ferrara': Dosso, Ruzante, and Changing Este Alliances." MLN  18.1 (January, 2003; Italian Issue): 60-84.

"The Shepherd Meets the Cowherd: Ruzante's Pastoral, the Empire and Venice." Annuario dell'Istituto Romeno di cultura e ricerca umanistica (Venice) 4 (2002): 288-97.

"Dating The Woman from Ancona: Venice and Ruzante's Theater after Cambrai." Sixteenth Century Journal 31 (2000): 963-85.

"Venetian Attitudes toward the Young Charles: Carnival, Commerce, and Compagnie della Calza."Young Charles V, 1500-1529. Ed. Alain Saint-Saëns. (New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2000), 13-52.

"Holy Anorexia Revisited: The Reputation of Fasting in the Case of Maria Janis." The Psychohistory Review 26 (1998): 115-36 (Shares some material with "The Spirit in the Body").

"The Spirit in the Body: Physical and Psychological Influence on Holy Anorexia in the Case of Maria Janis." American Society of Church History Papers (Portland, OR: Theological Research Exchange Network, 1995) [Microfiche series].

"Machiavelli's Veronese Prostitute: Venetia Figurata?" Gender Rhetorics: Postures of Dominance and Submission in History. Ed. Richard C. Trexler. Binghamton: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1994. 93-106.

"A Non-theistic Paradise in Renaissance Padua." (Translation and refinement of my "Un paradiso senza Dio nella Padova del Rinascimento"). Sixteenth Century Journal 24 (1993): 881-98.

"The Peasant as Imperialist: An Unpublished Canzone in Ruzantine Style." Italica 70 (1993): 197-211.

"Giorgione's Tempest: Astrology is in the Eyes of the Beholder." Reconsidering the Renaissance. Papers from the Twenty-First Annual Conference. Ed. Mario Di Cesare. Binghamton: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1992. 125-40.

"Who's on Top?: Gender as Societal Power Configuration in Italian Renaissance Drama." Sixteenth Century Journal 20 (1989): 531-58.

"Ruzante's Early Adaptations from More and Erasmus." Italica 66 (1989): 29-34.

"Authorial Defense in Boccaccio and Ruzante: From Liminal to Liminoid." Romance Quarterly(formerly Kentucky Romance Quarterly) 34 (1987): 103-16.

"Carnival Rites as Vehicles of Protest in Renaissance Venice." Sixteenth Century Journal 16 (1985): 487-502.

"Linguistic Correlates of Emotion in Ruzante." The Eleventh LACUS Forum 1984, Ed. Robert A. Hall, Jr. Columbia, South Carolina: Hornbeam Press, 1985. 377-91.


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