The First Novel Specially Written for Women: An Edition and Translation of Jacopo Caviceo's Peregrino (1508)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Research and writing leading to the first English translation of the popular early Italian novel Peregrino by Jacopo Caviceo (1508).A six-month NEH Individual Fellowship will permit the completion of the first-ever English translation from Italian and a substantial critical introduction of Jacopo Caviceo's Peregrino (1508). The European bestseller has been called 'the first novel specially written for women' (Letizia Panizza in The Cambridge History of Italian Literature) and was the first prose romance dedicated to a historical woman (Lucrezia Borgia).
Effective start/end date7/1/2012/31/20


  • National Endowment for the Humanities: $30,000.00


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