Dr Catherine Keen
Senior Lecturer in Italian, Undergraduate Tutor
phone: +44 020 7679 3977
Office Hours: Friday 12-1, or by appointment
Research areas: Dante’s Commedia and minor works; the vernacular lyric from the Sicilians to Petrarch; medieval urban culture, political literature and chronicles; the theme of exile in early Italian verse.
- Dante and the City (Tempus, Stroud, 2003).
- ‘Fathers of lies: (mis)readings of clerical and civic duty in Inferno XXIII’, in P. Acquaviva and J. Petrie (eds), Dante and the Church (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007), pp. 173-207.
- ‘Boundaries and belonging: imagining urban identity in medieval Italy’, in D. R. Midgely, C. Emden and C. M. Keen (eds), Imagining the City. Vol. 2: The Politics of Urban Space, (Peter Lang, Bern, 2006), pp. 65-85.
- ‘Sex and the medieval city: viewing the body politic from exile in early Italian verse’, in E. Campbell and R. Mills (eds), Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality and Sight in Medieval Text and Image (Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2004), pp. 155-171.
- ‘ “Va’, mia canzone”: textual transmission and the congedo in medieval exile lyrics’, Italian Studies, 64.2 (2009), pp. 183-97. (Special Issue: Transmissions and Transformations in Medieval and Renaissance Textual Cultures, ed. G. Armstrong and R. J. Daniels).
- ‘Cino da Pistoia and the Otherness of exile’, Annali d’italianistica, 20 (2002), pp. 89-112.
- ‘Images of exile: distance and memory in the poetry of Cino da Pistoia’, Italian Studies, 55 (2000), pp. 21-36.
Further information and a full list of publications are available on IRIS