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Durham University

Centre for Poetry and Poetics

Directors of the Centre

The Directors of the Centre are Professor Stephen Regan and Dr Stefano Cracolici. Associate members are listed to the left of this page.

Professor Stephen Regan

Professor Stephen Regan (Director)

Stephen Regan’s research interests are mainly in British, Irish, and American poetry. Among his publications are two books on Philip Larkin, essays on W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Robert Frost, and Seamus Heaney, and a forthcoming critical study of the sonnet. He is the editor of Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature 1789–1939 in the Oxford World’s Classics series. He is currently working on a study of W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney.

Professor Stefano Cracolici

Dr Stefano Cracolici (Assistant Director)

Stefano Cracolici specializes in the study of Italian Medieval and Renaissance culture, from the early fourteenth century to the early eighteenth century, with a particular focus on the history of emotions (including love, anger and melancholy). His published work on poetry and poetics includes studies of Petrarch, Dante, and the Italian court. He also has strong interests in contemporary British and Irish poetry, including the work of Paul Muldoon.

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