Louise George Clubb

Professor Emerita of Italian and Comparative Literature


Louise George Clubb is Professor Emerita of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature. A former Chair of the Department of Italian (as it then was) and Dean of Humanities in the College of Letters and Science, she is a leading expert on Italian Renaissance theater and literary relations between Italy and England during the Renaissance.

Her books include Giambattista della Porta, Dramatist (1965); Italian Plays (1500-1700) in the Folger Library: A Biblography with Introduction (1968); Giambattista della Porta: Gli duoi fratelli rivali/The Two Rival Brothers (1980); Italian Drama in Shakespeare’s Time (1989); Romance and Aretine Humanism in Sienese Comedy, 1516: Pollastra’s “Parthenio” at the Studio di Siena (1993, with Robert Black); and Pollastra and the Origins of “Twelfth Night”: “Parthenio” (1516) (2010).