About the University
The University of Warwick is located in Coventry, about eight miles away from Warwick. It is one of the UK’s leading universities, often placed within the top ten nationally, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching for innovation and for links with business and industry.
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The department of Italian studies is a friendly and vibrant department that offers a range of stimulating degree programmes in Italian. The Department achieved outstanding results in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), being ranked third nationally, with 60% of its research publications assessed as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’. The Department’s research culture is distinctive for its breadth and chronological range, ranging from Dante to twenty-first century Italophone writing. Alongside the breadth of individual scholarship, the Department has developed three key areas of research collaboration:
- the reception of classical and medieval authors in the Renaissance, including Aristotle, Plato, Dante and their commentators
- the rise of the novel and development of reading cultures in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
- the literature of migration and mobility in twentieth-century Italy
The Department comprises seven academic staff, two teaching fellows, one postgraduate bursary teaching assistant, and a Departmental Secretary. Each academic member of staff is an active researcher, and regularly publishes books and articles with leading presses and in international journals.
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