Until his retirement in 2021 David Lucking was full professor of English at the University of Salento, where he taught in the Department of Humanistic Studies. He was educated in Canada, Turkey and England, and holds a Joint Honours BA in English Literature and Philosophy and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Leeds. He has published books on William Shakespeare, Joseph Conrad, Margaret Laurence, the narrative construction of identity in Canadian Literature, and the myth of the fall in English Literature. His most recent full-length works are Making Sense in Shakespeare, published as part of the Costerus New Series by Rodopi in 2012, and Shakespearean Perspectives: Essays on Poetic Negotiation, published as part of the FILLM Studies in in Languages and Literatures series by John Benjamins Publishing Company in 2017.

Research Interests
  • William Shakespeare
  • Canadian Literature
  • Joseph Conrad

University of Salento, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici - Department of Humanities, Retired