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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 Nick Boyle

German literature and philosophy from 1700 to the present, particularly with reference to Goethe. Theological aspects of contemporary politics

Professor Brian Richardson

Italian Language and Literature, Manuscript Studies, Historical Studies of Language and Literature, Medieval History - History, Historical Linguistics, Southern Europe, Italy

Professor Richard McCabe

Early modern literature in its historical and intellectual contexts, especially poetry and drama; Edmund Spenser's engagement with Gaelic Ireland, the dynamics of Tudor and Jacobean patronage, the aesthetics of Renaissance tragedy.

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