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Professor John Woodhouse FBA

About this Fellow

Italian Language and Literature



Current post

  • Fiat-Serena Professor of Italian Studies Emeritus, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Italian, University of Hull, 1966 - 1973
  • Fellow, St Cross College University of Oxford, 1973 - 1984
  • University Lecturer in Italian, University of Oxford, 1973 - 1984
  • Fellow, Brasenose College University of Oxford, 1984 - 1989
  • Fiat Serena Professor of Italian Studies, University of Oxford, 1990 - 2001


Vincenzio Borghini, Scritti inediti o rari sulla lingua 1971

Baldesar Castiglione: a reassessment of 'The courtier' 1978

Gabriele D'Annunzio: Defiant archangel 1998

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

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