Professor Martin McLaughlin

Department: Medieval and Modern Languages

College appointment: Emeritus Fellow

Academic Background

I did my undergraduate studies at Glasgow University, graduating with an MA in classics in 1973 before going to Balliol College, Oxford, where I gained a BA in classics and Italian, followed by a D. Phil in Italian. My first academic job was as a lecturer in the Italian department at Edinburgh University (1977-90). I then moved Oxford to become University Lecturer in Italian and Student (ie Fellow) of Christ Church (1990-2001). I became the Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies in 2001, hence my move to Magdalen. I retired and became an Emeritus Fellow in 2017.

Research Interests

Italian Renaissance Literature; Renaissance Humanism; Renaissance Literary Theory; Renaissance Biography; Alberti; Petrarch; Poliziano; Tasso; The Classical Legacy in Italian Literature; Translation in the Renaissance; Contemporary Italian Fiction; Italo Calvino; Andrea De Carlo; Translation Studies

Selected Publications