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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies


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:

Dr Annalisa Cipollone, Dott. in Lettere (Chieti, Italy), Ph.D (Reading, UK)

Departmental Rep (MLAC) in the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Contact Dr Annalisa Cipollone (email at


Discovering Dante, Durham Book Festival, 14 October 2017


Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife with Dante

Palace Green Library, 2 December 2017-18 March 2018

Research Group

Living Texts. Creation, Re-creation, Transmission, Reception

Research Interests

  • 20th century Italian poetry
  • Dante
  • Early Italian Language
  • Early Italian Lyric Poetry
  • Medieval Literature and Culture, with special attention to the relationship between Early Italian and Romance Literatures
  • Petrarch
  • Reception of the Middle Ages in the Renaissance

Selected Publications

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