Tylar Colleluori is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Italian at Columbia University. Besides being a Teaching Fellow, she is also a Teaching Observation Fellow with the Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as the Program Manager of the Language Maintenance Tutorials at the Columbia University Language Resource Center.
In 2016, Tylar completed her M.A. in Italian Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. Since completing her Master’s degree, she has been working with Italian Renaissance texts, paying specific attention to the chivalric epic and women writers in this genre. She has also worked on digital humanities projects through which she hopes to make complicated connections between characters in literary works more intelligible, by mapping genealogical relations found in works such as Matteo Maria Boiardo’s Orlando innamorato and Baldassare Castiglione’s Il cortegiano. Her continuing research interests include Renaissance chivalric epic, mythical literary genealogies, and questions surrounding female authorship and the female narrative voice.