Faculty Distinguished Visiting Scholar 2013

Martin-150x150Professor Martin McLaughlin (University of Oxford) will join Monash as the LCL School Distinguished Visiting Scholar for 2013.

Prof Martin McLaughlin is Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Magdalen College. He is the author of an extensive number of publications in Medieval-Renaissance and contemporary literature, and in translation studies. Among his publications: Italo Calvino. Letters 1941-1985 (Princeton University Press, 2013), Dante in Oxford (Legenda, 2011), Biography and Autobiographies in Modern Italy (Legenda, 2007), Italo Calvino (Edinburgh, 1998).

While at Monash Prof McLaughlin will take a series of seminars that include a public lecture. The public lecture, titled ‘Calvino, Eco and the transforming power of world literature’ is part of the RISM seminar series organised by Dr  Patrizia Sambuco in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Melbourne.Prof McLaughlin will also offer a seminar within the Translation Studies seminar series: ‘Calvino in English translation: from the early fiction to the letters’. On this occasion he will be discussing his latest work, the translation of Calvino’s letters, published by Princeton University Press this year: Scholars in the Renaissance field will be pleased to know that Prof McLaughlin will also give a seminar titled ‘Burckhardt’s portrait and Alberti’s self-portraits of the artist: the Dog, the Fly and the Autobiography’ for the Med-Renaissance Research Seminar Series of the History School.