Jane Tylus is a Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University, where she is also the Faculty Director of the Humanities Initiative. Her recent books include Reclaiming Catherine of Siena: Literature, Literacy, and the Signs of Others (2009), The Poetics of Masculinity in Early Modern Italy and Spain, co-edited with Gerry Milligan (2010), and a translation of the complete poetry of Gaspara Stampa (2010). Her monograph Siena, City of Secrets and the co-edited Cultures of Early Modern Translation (with Karen Newman) will appear in 2015. She is the General Editor for I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance.
At I Tatti, she will be focusing on a book about the poetics of pilgrimage and hospitality in early modern Europe, with a particular focus on the 16th-17th centuries, Torquato Tasso, and the questione della lingua.