Italian at Oxford
Oxford has one of the largest groups of graduate students in Italian in the UK. There is a lively research culture in Italian, and seminars are given both by members of the graduate community and by a regular flow of prestigious visiting speakers. Recent seminars have been given by famous writers (including Paola Capriolo, Umberto Eco, Claudio Magris), while major critics are regularly brought to Oxford under the aegis of the annual Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante, the Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professorship, and the Weidenfeld Professorship of Comparative Literature.
The full range of Italian Studies is covered both in the one-year Masters course (the M.St) and at doctoral level, reflecting the interests of the members of the Italian Sub-faculty.
Currently there are about 24 graduate students in Italian, of whom about 4 are taking the one-year M.St. or two-year M.Phil. courses, and around 20 are registered for doctoral work.