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Dr Rhiannon J Daniels

BA(Leeds), PhD(Leeds)

  • BS8 1TE


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Research interests

My current monograph project on 'The Renaissance Decameron' will be a comprehensive study of the printed tradition of Boccaccio's major work in the 16th century, shedding new light on the mechanisms by which the Decameron achieved its current position in the canon of world literature, and enriching our understanding of early print culture and Renaissance reading publics. 

My principal research interests are in medieval and Renaissance culture, reception studies, and the history of the book. I am particularly interested in the sociology of the text: finding ways of using the material form of manuscripts and printed books to (re)construct histories of reading and book production techniques. My first monograph, Boccaccio and the Book: Production and Reading in Italy 1340-1520, pioneered the application of the study of the physical form and presentation of books to Boccaccio studies. I am co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Boccaccio.

I co-founder and co-director of the Centre for Material Texts.

I would be delighted to discuss proposals for postgraduate research projects in the fields of medieval and early modern Italian literature and culture, history of the book and reception studies.

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The Renaissance Decameron

Daniels, R. J.


Project: Research

Research Output

Italian Material Cultures

Daniels, R. J., O'Connor, A. & Tycz, K., 26 May 2020, In : Italian Studies. 75, 2, p. 155-75 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Printing Petrarch in the Mid-Cinquecento: Giolito, Vellutello and Collaborative Authorship

    Daniels, R., 10 Jan 2020, In : Italian Studies. 75, 1, 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • The Tale of Calandrino and the Stolen Pig (VIII. 6)

    Daniels, R., Jul 2020, The Decameron Eighth Day in Perspective. Robins, W. (ed.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, p. 129-47 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


    Faculty of Arts Rising Star Award

    Daniels, Rhiannon J (Recipient), 23 Jun 2014

    Prize: Other distinction


    Dante Lecture Series, University College Cork

    Rhiannon J Daniels (Participant)

    11 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    University of Pennsylvania

    Rhiannon J Daniels (Visiting researcher)

    21 Jan 201925 Jan 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Supervised Work

    Transforming Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Vernacular Translation and Print Culture in Renaissance Italy

    Author: Balzi, M., 23 Jun 2020

    Supervisor: Tucker, H. (Supervisor) & Daniels, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)