Katherine Tucker McGinnis
Portsmouth, 12/08/1941
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Katherine Tucker McGinnis studies early modern european social history, especially italian, focusing on court culture and the rise of the profession of dancing master. She has written extensively on Cesare Negri, including the entry in the Dizionario biografico degli italiani. Dr. McGinnis taught at Guilford College, Washington and Lee University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of California Los Angeles, and the College of William and Mary.
She also published Your Most Humble Subject, Cesare Negri Milanese, in Dance, Spectacle and the Body Politick: Dance in Society from 1250-1750, Jennifer Nevile, ed. (2008); Material Culture, Immaterial Culture: Courtly Dancing as an Economic Motor in Early Modern Italy, in Terpsichore 1450-1900, Barbara Ravelhofer, ed. (2000); Milan and the Development and Dissemination of Il ballo nobile: Lombardy as Terpsichorean Treasury for Early Modern European Courts, in Quidditas (1999); At Home at the Casa del Trombone: A Socio-Historical View of Milanese Dancing, in Reflecting our Past; Reflecting on our Future, Linda J. Tomko, ed. (1997).
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