Dr Manuele Gragnolati
MA University of Paris IV Sorbonne, PhD Columbia
College Lecturer (Fellow of Somerville College)
Dr Gragnolati studied Classical Philology, Medieval Studies and Italian Literature in Pavia, Paris and New York. Before joining the Oxford faculty in 2003, he taught Italian and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. A significant part of his research focuses on Dante and medieval literature and culture, especially on the relationship between identity and corporeality in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century eschatological representations, on medieval understandings of physical pain and on concepts of desire in the Middle Ages. He collaborated with Teodolinda Barolini on an edition of Dante's Rime and published essays on medieval and modern authors from Bonvesin da la Riva and Guido Cavalcanti to Cesare Pavese and Elsa Morante.
More details on Dr Gragnolati's research can be found on the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages website.