Associate Professor of English, Admissions Tutor (Sciences), Fellow, Tutor and Director of Studies
BA in English, MPhil in European Literature and Culture, Masters in Education and PhD in English, University of Cambridge
Scott is currently working on the relationships between literature, rhetoric, and both expressions of, and responses to, emotion in the Medieval period. More specifically, this work is structured around the intersections between Virgilian ‘pietas’, Dantean ‘pietà’ and Chaucerian ‘pitee’, in turn exploring the role of the vernacular (and translation) in the formation of community. Scott also works on Samuel Beckett, Primo Levi and Dante.
Scott is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculties of English, Divinity and Italian. He teaches Practical Criticism at parts I and II within the Faculty of English, as well as the Medieval papers (including part I, paper 2 and part 1, paper 3). For part II, Scott teaches paper 2 (Tragedy), paper 5 (Chaucer), paper 6 (Medieval Supernatural) and, in the Italian Department, IT7 (Dante and the Culture of his Age).