Daniel Canaris

APA holder and PhD candidate


Daniel Canaris graduated with a B.A. (Lang. Hons.) in 2011 at the University of Sydney, majoring in Latin, Classical Greek and Italian Studies. For his honours thesis, Daniel explored the relationship between Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) and Manzoni (1785-1873) postulating that Vico’s advocacy of a union of philology and philosophy in historiographical inquiry constitutes a meaningful and productive concept in Manzoni’s historiographical method and aesthetic theory.

Daniel is currently a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Francesco Broghesi. Having realised that his Honours studies had only skimmed the surface of Vico’s thought, he decided to dedicate his doctoral research to the study of Vico’s seemingly contradictory reception of Confucianism and the tense doctrinal debates that were unfolding around the publication of Vico’s major works.

Daniel’s primary research interests are, first and foremost, Giambattista Vico and Enlightenment Naples. He also is keen to explore in future research Classical Rhetoric and its employment in Renaissance and Enlightenment contexts in Italy.