Dr Marcello Cattaneo

Early modern literature and scholarship in England and Europe; history of satire (vernacular and neo-Latin) and of scholarly polemics; confessional identity and theological controversy c. 1550-1750; Hebraism and biblical scholarship; reception of the church fathers; Christian study of Jewish texts (Talmud, Halakhic codes, Kabbalah); Jewish books and Christian collectors.

Various aspects of English and related literatures, c. 1600-1750.

I gained my BA at Christ Church (Oxford), my MPhil at Trinity (Cambridge), and my DPhil at Merton (Oxford), before joining Magdalen in October 2019. I have also been awarded visiting fellowships at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Marsh's Library, Dublin.

Publications

  • Traditions of learning around the English Battle of the Books

  • On Similitudes: Montaigne in Matthew Prior's Alma and the Late Dialogues of the Dead

  • Between Antiquarianism and Satire: Tertullian's De Pallio in the Age of Confessions, c. 1590-1630

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