Gerry Milligan

College of Staten Island Director Gerry Milligan

Gerry Milligan

College Of Staten Island

Gerry Milligan (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island where he is currently the Director of Honors Programs. He has previously served as the Department Chair of the World Languages and Literatures and Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has a Graduate Center appointment in the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program as well as in the Department of Comparative Literature. His research focuses on gendered identity in Italian Renaissance literature, particularly in treatise literature, women-authored texts, and theatre of the early modern period. He has written articles on such diverse topics as cross-dressing in sixteenth-century comedy, the rhetorical use of effeminacy in Castiglione and Machiavelli, and the heroines of the sacred poems of Lucrezia Tornabuoni. His books include a co-edited volume with Jane Tylus, The Poetics of Masculinity in Early Modern Italy and Spain (CRRS, 2010), as well as his recent monograph, Moral Combat: Women, Gender, and War in Italian Literature (University of Toronto, 2018), which won honorable mention from the MLA for the Scaglione prize for a manuscript in Italian Studies. His monograph was initially begun during his year-long fellowship with Harvard’s University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence.