A strong and innovative feature of research into the medieval and early modern periods is our commitment to editing and studying important but little-known texts previously accessible only in manuscript form. This approach informs much of the work, for example, of Aengus Ward on Hispanic historiography, and of Nigel Harris on pre- and post-Reformation moral theology. Our research culture also embraces a thoroughgoing interdisciplinarity, as is evinced not least by Paolo di Ventura’s studies of Dante in a broader medieval context, and by Ita McCarthy’s incorporation of both literature and pictorial art into her work on key Renaissance concepts, such as ‘grace’.
Emeritus Professor of French Literature and Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Department of Modern Languages: French Studies
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