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The John Rylands Research Institute

Paul Clarke

Giovanni Boccaccio - a trans-European author in the age of early modern print.

photograph of Boccaccio's Decameron
Paul's research is examining the material, textual and visual forms of the early printed Boccaccian book-object.

Paul’s research focuses primarily on Giovanni Boccaccio as a trans-European author in the age of early modern print, but he is also interested in the development of the book form, from manuscripts to new digital media. His doctoral research looks at the material, textual and visual forms of the early printed Boccaccian book-object. His research will increase our knowledge and understanding of a major world author and help to develop a new paradigm for the study of early modern book production. He is developing a new critical methodology at the intersection between historical and postcolonial book studies to locate the formal analysis of the text-object within specific reception contexts.

Paul received an MA Modern Languages (Italian and Spanish) from The University of Manchester in 2013.