Prof Simon Gilson

Subject: Modern Languages

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

College appointment: Professorial Fellow

Academic position: Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies

Background

Simon Gilson studied Italian and French at Leeds University and took his PhD in Italian Literature at Cambridge University. He was lecturer in Italian at Leeds University (1998-99), and was Professor of Italian (2010-17) at Warwick University, where he served as Chair of Italian (2006-09), Chair of the Sub-Faculty of Modern Languages (2012-14) and Chair of the Arts Faculty (2015-17). He has also taught at the Universities of Birmingham, Royal Holloway and at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. He was the joint Senior Editor of the journal Italian Studies (2011-16) and has been an elected a council member of the Dante Society of America, Harvard (2005-07).

Teaching

Simon Gilson teaches Italian literature and cultural history c. 1250-c.1600.

Research

Gilson’s research is focused on Dante, the reception of Dante, and Renaissance Italian literary, cultural and intellectual history. He has been involved in several collaborative funded research projects in the fields of medieval and Renaissance studies, and is currently leading an AHRC-funded collaborative project ‘Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy, c. 1450-c.1650’. He is currently the General Editor of the monograph series ‘Italian Perspectives’ (Legenda, 2011-), a nominated honorary member of the Italian Dante Society in Florence (2008-), and is the Chair of the Society for Italian Studies (2017-).

Selected publications

Department Staff

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Professor Toby Garfitt

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Emeritus Fellow

Email: toby.garfitt@magd.ox.ac.uk

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Dr Ole Hinz

Department: Modern Languages

Academic position: Lektor I in Modern Languages

Email: ole.hinz@jesus.ox.ac.uk

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Dr Angela Minini

Department: Italian

Academic position: Special Lecturer in Italian

Email: angela.minini@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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Dr Rosalind Temple

Department: Modern Languages

Academic position: Lecturer in Linguistics

Email: rosalind.temple@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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M. Geoffrey Derain

Academic position: Lecteur

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Professor Raphaële Garrod

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Tutorial Fellow

Academic position: Associate Professor in French

Email: raphaele.garrod@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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Dr Raymond Carlson

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Academic position: Fellow by Examination

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Dr Stephen Goddard

Department: Modern Languages

Academic position: Lecturer II in French

Email: stephen.goddard@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

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Dr Claudia Pazos Alonso

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Lecturer in Portuguese

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Professor Juan-Carlos Conde

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages (Spanish)

Appointment: Emeritus Fellow

Email: juan-carlos.conde@magd.ox.ac.uk

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Dr Reidar Due

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Tutorial Fellow

Email: reidar.due@magd.ox.ac.uk

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Professor Nicola Gardini

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Appointment: Lecturer in Italian

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Dr Alexandra Lloyd

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

Academic position: Lecturer in German