Jason Lawrence's primary area of interest is the literary and cultural relationships between Italy and England in the Renaissance period.
His first monograph explored the relationship between methods of learning Italian in Renaissance England and techniques of imitation in response to popular Italian literary materials.
His current monograph focuses on the reception in England of the life and work of the great 16th century Italian poet Torquato Tasso, spanning literature, opera, and the visual arts from the late 16th to the late 19th centuries.
Dr Lawrence would welcome prospective PhD applications on any aspect of Anglo-Italian literary relationships; Shakespeare, and English Renaissance Drama; Edmund Spenser, Samuel Daniel, and English Renaissance poetry.
- Translating Women: Female Figures in the Elizabethan Translations of Three Italian Renaissance Epic Poems (2003 - 2007)
- Dialectical Affect in Shakespeare's Problem Plays (2005 - 2007)
- Shakespeare and the Seven Deadly Sins: a Necessary Evil (2011-2016)