Shachar Livne is an adjunct lecturer in the English Department and a Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University. Her Dissertation explored Dante Alighieri's reception among his poetic successors in the 14th century. During her doctoral studies, she was awarded several scholarships, among them the President's and Azrieli Fellowships. She also spent time as a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania's English Department, as well as at the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy. Her research interests include Middle English literature, Medieval poetics, English Petrarchism, and the reception of the Classical and Italian heritage and poetics in the British Isles during the late medieval and early modern periods.