Skip Content

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 Martin Butler

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, especially the drama and theatre; Ben Jonson and his circle; the court masque; textual editing

Professor Lina Bolzoni

Italian Renaissance literature; the Art of Memory; literature and philosophy, the utopian tradition, medieval vernacular preaching, chivalric poetry, treatises on women and love; literary and visual portraits; the relationship between literature and the