Lecture: Martin McLaughlin


Location: Rare Books and Special Collections, Room 102, Hesburgh Library

Italian Research Seminar: “Alberti’s Dog, Fly, and Autobiography: Life-Writing as Humanistic Mosaic”

Martin McLaughlin is Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian at Oxford, and a Fellow of Magdalen College. He has published widely on Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present, including Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance and Italo Calvino. He has co-edited and contributed to a number of volumes Petrarch in Britain, Dante the Lyric and Ethical Poet, and The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy.  He has also translated works by Italo Calvino – Why Read the Classics?, Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings, The Complete Cosmicomics, Into the War – and Umberto Eco – On Literature.

A suggested reading list may be found on the Italian Studies event page. (Please read these materials in the library instead of checking them out, so that others may also read them as well.)