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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Charlotte Alton

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PhD Candidate
Department/Section: 
Italian
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

I graduated in 2017 with a degree in French and Italian from the University of Manchester. I continued my studies at Manchester, graduating in 2018 with an MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. My Master’s dissertation on Time and Narrative in Boccaccio’s Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta analysed the temporalities and narrative time of the text.

I began my studies as a PhD candidate in Italian Studies at Selwyn College in 2019, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s and Selwyn Sykes Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

Research interests: 

I specialise in medieval Italian literature and Boccaccio studies. I am interested in critical theory, particularly, affect theory and how this allows us to reconsider Boccaccio’s presentation of community and contagion within his text.

My doctoral thesis focuses on community and contagion in Boccaccio’s Decameron, through the application of affect theory.

Conference Papers:

  • ‘What is Affect and How Does it Circulate? Community and Contagion in Boccaccio’s Decameron’, University of Cambridge Italian Studies Graduate Conference, 12-13 October 2019.