David Bowe is currently a Victoria Maltby Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford. His current project focusses on the representation of women’s voice (real and fictitious) in the literature of late medieval Italy, with a particular focus on the mode of the tenzone (poetic dialogue) as locus for gendered ‘speech’. He completed his D.Phil. in ‘dialogic models of conversion and self-representation in medieval Italian poetry’ at St Hilda’s College, Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Manuele Gragnolati in June 2014. Since then he has held a visiting post-doctoral fellowship at the Humanities Research Institute of the University of Leeds and a stipendiary lectureship at Balliol College, Oxford. Recent publications include ‘Text, Artefact and the Creative Process: ‘The Sad, Bewildered Quills’ of Guido Cavalcanti’, in MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, Vol 9 (2015).