Research Interests: The long eighteenth-century (1660-1830) French and Italian literature (emphasis on Sicilian writers); religious and philosophical movements; European and Mediterranean history/civilization; material culture. Dr. Summerfield is also a published poet and short-story writer.

Subject Areas: Italian, French

Professional Interests:

  • MLA - Modern Language Association
  • ASECS - American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • SEASECS  Southeastern Branch of ASECS
  • Rousseau Association
  • Eighteenth-Century French Writings
  • Eighteenth-Century Resources
  • C18-L's Selected Readings
  • Societe francaise d'etude du dix-huiti me siecle
  • Bibliographie du XVIIIe siecle
  • Picpus -A Walled Garden (Paris et la revolution)
  • Italian Literature
  • Sicilian Literature
  • OSIA - Sons of Italy
  • ODLI - Organizzazione Diffusione Lingua Italiana
  • Contes de fees
  • Le Favole
  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • American Association of Teachers of Italian
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • ATA - American Translators Association
  • Translation Journal
  • Translation Directory
  • Academie francaise
  • Gallica (BNF)
  • La Biblioteca di Babele
  • French Ministry of Culture
  • French Consulate of Atlanta
  • Italian Consulate (Miami)
  • France through Centuries
Women's Studies, Italian
PhD, University of Florida, Romance Languages and Literatures, 2004
MA, University of Florida, French Literature, 2000
BA, University Of Maryland, Government and Politic, 1998
foreign language education