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Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies

Man with round glasses in white shirt and grey jacket sitting down against green wallDr Kenneth Clarke (2003, English) has been promoted to Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York, and from July will become the Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies.

After undergraduate and graduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Bologna and the University of Oxford, and a year as College Lecturer in Old and Middle English at Brasenose College, Oxford, Kenneth Clarke spent four years in Cambridge as the Keith Sykes Research Fellow in Italian Studies, at Pembroke College, where he was also an Affiliated Lecturer in the Italian Department, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages. Part of his work has focused on the Italian sources of the fourteenth-century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. He is currently working on Boccaccio, as well as the fourteenth-century commentary tradition on Dante’s Comedìa.

You can find out more about his work here.

Published: 27 June 2024

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