BiographyDavid is an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Italian and co-director of the Centre for Dante Studies in Ireland at UCC. He previously held teaching and research roles at Somerville, Pembroke, and Balliol Colleges at the University of Oxford, where he also studied for his PhD.
His research focuses the representation of feminine voices in medieval and early modern Italian texts, Dante, early vernacular lyric poetry, and the mediation and adaptation of Dante's works in literature and the visual arts.
His publications include Poetry in Dialogue in the Duecento and Dante (Oxford University Press, 2020), and articles and book chapters on temporality, gender, and subjectivity in medieval Italian poetry.
David is editing the first publication of Rachel Owen's illustrations of Dante's Inferno for Bodleian Library Publishing, to be published in Dante's centenary year, 2021. Together with Heather Webb and Zygmunt Barański, he is also editing a collaborative commentary on Dante's Vita nova, the result of the 'Re-reading Dante's Vita nova project, which he co-ordinated.