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Professor E Peter Dronke FBA


Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Medieval Latin Literature, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge, 2001
  • Professor of Medieval Latin Literature, University of Cambridge, 1989 - 2001
  • Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, 1964 - 2001


The Spell of Calcidus (2008)

Forms and Imaginings (2007)

Imagination in the late pagan and Early Christian world (2003)

Sources of Inspiration (1997)

Hildegard of Bingen, Liber divinorum operum (1996)

Nine Medieval Latin Plays (1994)

Verse with Prose: From Petronius to Dante (1994)

Intellectuals and Poets in medieval Europe (1992)

Latin and vernacular poets of the Middle Ages (1991)

Dante and medieval Latin traditions (1986)

The Medieval Poet and his World (1984)

Women Writers of the Middle Ages (1984)

Medieval Latin and the rise of European love-lyric (2 vols) (1965-6)

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Henry Woudhuysen

English literature of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, especially Sir Philip Sidney, Shakespeare, and Samuel Johnson; post-medieval palaeography; bibliography and the history of the book

Professor Thomas Corns

The historically-informed study of seventeenth-century English literature; scholarly editing of seventeenth-century texts; stylistic criticism

Professor Brian Cummings

Renaissance humanism and European literature 1450-1700; the history of religion in relation to the history of the book; literary theory and the history of philosophy

Professor Lorna Hutson

The literature of the English Renaissance, with special interests in legal or forensic rhetoric, women's writing and Anglo-Scots relations