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Name Dr Stephen D'Evelyn
Job title Case Co-ordinator
Department Human Resources University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Brown), PhD(Cantab)
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Keywords gift-giving
poetic expression
literary theory
poetry
aesthetics
postmodern theology
gift-theory
Areas of expertise I am interested in the interplay between the theory and practice of gift-giving and its poetic expressions. This includes areas such as reception, social and literary theory, poetry and aesthetics, and postmodern theology. Current research involves reading the poetry of Catullus, Horace, and Venantius Fortunatus in the light of ancient and modern gift-theory, which helps interpret practices ranging from patronage and religious sacrifice to the exchange of gifts between lovers. An edition with commentary on Hildegard of Bingen's Symphonia, in which I show what sources Hildegard read in composing her lyrics and how those lyrics relate to her oeuvre, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.