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Dr Tristan Kay

Biography

I grew up in the North West of England and studied Italian and Spanish as an undergraduate at the University of Leeds (BA, 2005), where I remained to complete an MA by Research on Dante and the troubadours (2006). In 2006 I began a doctorate at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Manuele Gragnolati, writing a thesis on the relationship between eros, spirituality and vernacular language in Dante. Before coming to Bristol in 2012, I held a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College, USA, where I taught courses on medieval and modern Italian culture. I am currently Treasurer of the Society for Italian Studies, Director of Teaching for the Department of Italian, and Admissions Tutor for the School of Modern Languages at Bristol.

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Department of Italian

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