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School of Modern Languages & Cultures: Department of Italian

Staff in the Department of Italian

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Professor Carlo Caruso

Professor / Director of Research in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 43421
Room number: A52, Elvet Riverside I
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43430

Contact Professor Carlo Caruso (email at

Research Groups

  • Translation/Linguistics/Pedagogy

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

Indicators of Esteem

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

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 2014: Cofund Round 4, European Commission, 1-9-2014 to 31-8-2016
  • 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