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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)


The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.

We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact:

Professor Carlo Caruso

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Indicators of Esteem

  • 2005: Premio Lerici Pea: Premio Lerici Pea, Sezione Scrittori liguri

Research Interests

  • Classical culture in the Italian literary tradition
  • Comparative literature, with special attention to Anglo-Italian relationships
  • History of scholarship
  • History of verse forms
  • Literature and myth
  • Literature and the arts, Humanism to Neo-Classicism
  • Poetry and music in the 18th century
  • Travel literature

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 2013: Italian Vernacular Classics and Textual Scholarship - The Leverhulme Trust, 1-9-2013 to 31-8-2016
  • 2006: British Academy British Conference Grant
  • 2005: British Academy British Conference Grant
  • 2003: AHRC Research Leave
  • 1998: British Academy Small Research Grant