Laurence Edward Hooper
Assistant Professor of Italian
My research focuses on literary authorship in Italian culture of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. I study how writers in the vernacular drew on learnèd disciplines like theology and law to establish their authority. I usually write on major figures such as Dante and Petrarch, although I am also interested in less well-known contemporaries such as Guido Guinizzelli, Brunetto Latini, or Cino da Pistoia.
French and Italian, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- B.A. (Hons) Cambridge University, 2003
- M.Phil Cambridge University, 2004
- Ph.D. Cambridge University, 2009
Brendan Hennessy, Laurence E. Hooper, and Charles L. Leavitt IV, eds. "Realisms and Idealisms in Italian Culture 1300-2017," The Italianist 37.3 (2017).
Editors' introduction: https://doi.org/10.1080/02614340.2017.1409308
"Characterization and Eschatological Realism from Dante to Petrarch," The Italianist 37.3 (2017): 289-307.
"Exile and Petrarch's Reinvention of Authorship," Renaissance Quarterly 69.4 (2016): 1217-56.
“Dante’s Convivio, Book 1: Exile, Metaphor, Epochē,” MLN 127.5, Supplement (2012): S86-S104.
Works In Progress
"Characterization." In The Cambridge Companion to Dante's "Divine Comedy," ed. Zygmunt Barański and Simon Gilson. Forthcoming.
Book project: Exile and Authorship in Dante
Selected Works & Activities
Translation: Paolo Grossi, A History of European Law, trans. Laurence Hooper (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010)