Lachlan Hughes

BMus Syd, MA MSt Oxf


Lachlan Hughes is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Italian at St Hilda’s College. He teaches a broad range of language and literature topics for the Italian Preliminary Examination, as well as the medieval literature options for the Final Honours School, including Paper VI (Medieval Italian Literature, 1220–1430), Paper IX (Dante’s Commedia), and Paper X (Early Prescribed Authors).


Lachlan’s main research interests lie in the intersection of Italian literature and music from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century, with a particular focus on Dante’s Commedia and its relationship to contemporary traditions of musically performed lyric poetry.


‘“Le note di questa comedìa”: Music and Metapoesis in Inferno 16’, Annali d’Italianistica, 39 (2021)

‘XV [8]: Ciò che m’incontra, ne la mente more’, in Re-Reading Dante’s ‘Vita Nova’ (Notre Dame University Press, 2021)


Ten poems by Martin Esposito (two from Italian into English and eight from English into Italian), in Alibi: The First Bilingual Anthology of Contemporary Italian Poetry in the UK, ed. by Marta Arnaldi and Luca Paci (Rome: Ensemble, forthcoming [2021])

Ten poems by Dante, Cavalcanti, and Petrarch, in Manuele Gragnolati and Francesca Southerden, Possibilities of Lyric: Reading Petrarch in Dialogue; with an Epilogue by Antonella Anedda Angioy (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020) [collaborative translation with Caroline Dormor]

Lachlan Hughes