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Overview of Teaching and Research Areas

Subject area

Medieval studies, including Dante 

Dr Heather Webb (Dante, early Italian lyric poetry, Boccaccio) Renaissance and Early Modern studies

Dr Abigail Brundin (literature, culture, religion)

Professor. Helena Sanson (Questione della lingua, literature, women's history)

 

Modern studies

Dr Pierpaolo Antonello (Literature, cultural and intellectual history, philosophy)

Professor Robert Gordon (Literature, cultural and intellectual history, Italian cinema)

Dr JD Rhodes (Italian cinema)

Professor Helena Sanson (Questione della lingua, Literature, women's history, translation)

 

Language and Linguistics

Prof. Adam Ledgeway (Dialectology, historical linguistics, syntactic theory, comparative Romance linguistics)

Professor Helena Sanson (Questione della lingua)

Member of the Department

Name (and College) Main area(s) Contact details

Dr Pierpaolo Antonello

(St John's)

20th-century Italian writing and intellectual history; Futurism and the avant-garde; Literature and science; Calvin, Eco; Postmodern Italian literature; French theory and epistemology  paa25@cam.ac.uk
Professor Zyg Baranski, Emeritus Professor Dante and medieval poetics; Modern Italian literature, film and culture zgb20@cam.ac.uk

Dr Abigail Brundin

​(St Catharine's)

Renaissance and early modern literature and culture asb17@cam.ac.uk

Professor Robert Gordon

(Gonville and Caius)

20th-century Italian literature, cinema and cultural history

rcsg1@cam.ac.uk

Professor Robin Kirkpatrick, Emeritus Professor

(Robinson)

Dante and the Renaissance; The relationship between Italian and English literature from 1300 - 1600 as well as in the Modern period

rk22@cam.ac.uk

Professor Adam Ledgeway

(Downing)

Generative syntax, especially Minimalism; Morphosyntactic change; The history and structure of the Romance languages, in particular Italian and the dialects of Italy

anl21@cam.ac.uk

Dr JD Rhodes

(Corpus Christi)

Italian cinema

jdr42@cam.ac.uk

Professor Helena Sanson

(Clare)

 

hls37@cam.ac.uk

Dr Heather Webb

(Selwyn)

Medieval literature and culture, especially Dante, early Italian lyric poetry, Boccaccio, models of female piety (especially Catherine of Siena & Dominican penitents), the history of concepts

hmw53@cam.ac.uk

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