About Shannon McHugh

Shannon McHugh is Associate Professor of French and Italian at UMass Boston. She is the author of Petrarch and the Making of Gender in Renaissance Italy (2023). Her research on Renaissance literature—which focuses on topics including gender and the history of fan culture—has taken her to places ranging from the Vatican Secret Archives to the Walt Disney Imagineering Library.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Meet the heroes who saved multiple art works during WWII in France! Michelle Young is a Harvard Graduate, author of the upcoming book The Art Spy about spy Rose Valland.

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Let's clink glasses and have a great time together! In collaboration with the Boston French Community.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Explore documents of WWII surrounding soldiers who served in France. With an archivist at the Schlesinger Library, investigate to learn more about the lives of those American women, heroes of WWII.

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