Italian Studies

Teaching and research staff within Italian Studies.

Italian Studies academic staff


Dr Guyda Armstrong
Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies

Specialisms: Italian medieval literature (Boccaccio, Dante, Petrarch) and its reception; book history and print culture; the history of translation; digital humanities.


Dr Francesca Billiani 
Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies

Specialisms: 20th-century Italian cultural history; publishing history; European modernisms and avant-gardes; 1930s aesthetics and dictatorships; 20th-century Italian cultural politics.


Mr Salvatore Campisi
Senior Language Tutor in Italian


Prof Stephen Milner
Serena Professor of Italian

Specialisms: Late Medieval and Renaissance Cultural History; reception of classical rhetorical theory in Italy 1250-1500; Machiavelli; Boccaccio; Florence and the Medici; Pistoia and the Florentine territorial state; manuscript and early printed book production and parchment; reception of Italian Renaissance in nineteenth-century northern England; urban space and architecture. 


Honorary and Emeritus staff


Dr Stuart Oglethorpe
Honorary Research Fellow in Italian Studies


Mr Spencer Pearce
Honorary Fellow Lecturer in Italian Studies


Dr Christopher Rundle 
Honorary Research Fellow in Translation and Interpreting


Prof Nigel Vincent 
Professor Emeritus of General and Romance Linguistics