Dr. Patrick Henry Hart

Assistant Professor
Department of English Language and Literature

I am a researcher, teacher, writer and translator based in Ankara, where I work as Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University.

I began my academic career studying Philosophy and English at Manchester University, before going on to postgraduate study at Queen Mary University of London, at King's College London, and at the Scottish Institute of Northern Renaissance Studies (a sadly now defunct institute run jointly by the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Strathclyde). My main research interests are in lyric poetry in England and Scotland in the Renaissance, particularly in relation to the Petrarchan mode and to epistolary practice. I also work on Petrarch and on Italian poetry and culture and its reception in Britain more widely: my co-translation (with Mariangela Palladino) of Elsa Morante's long poem, La canzone degli F.P. e degli I.M. in tre parti (The Song of the Happy Few and of the Unhappy Many, in three parts) was published with critical introduction in 2008. More recently, this interest in translation has developed into a broader fascination with transmedial remediations, adaptations, and appropriations, and I am currently working on a project examining remediations of early modern literary works such as Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Giambattista Basile's Pentamerone (also known as Lo cunto de li cunti) in contemporary European film.

I am also the editor of the Journal of the Northern Renaissance, which I co-founded as a doctoral student in 2009. You can find out more about the journal by clicking on the relevant tab.

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