Corinna Salvadori Lonergan is an Emeritus Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin where she was in charge of the Italian Department from the mid-1960s until 2001. She is the author of Yeats and Castiglione: Poet and Courtier (1965), editor of Lorenzo de’ Medici, Selected Writings, (1992), co-editor of Italian Culture: Interactions, Transpositions, Translations (2006), co-ordinating editor of Insularità e cultura mediterranea nella lingua e nella letteratura italiana (2012). Her verse translations include Lorenzo de’ Medici’s Rappresentazione (1992), Ambra (2004) and Poliziano’s Orfeo (2013). She has published on Dante, the poetry of Michelangelo, Ariosto, as well as on Dante and Beckett, and William Roscoe and Lorenzo de’ Medici. Her most recent writings have been on Dante and Irish authors, Beckett, Heaney and O’Donoghue. An honorary member of the Society for Italian Studies, and honorary President of the Associazione Internazionale Professori d’Italiano, she is a Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.