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University of Oxford Faculty of English

Pitcher, John

Position: Professor of English Literature; Tutorial Fellow, St John's College
College: St John's
Period/Subject: Early Modern

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Research Interests:

Shakespeare; Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and poetry; early modern science and literature; bibliographical, textual and editorial theory; the history of the English book 1520s to 1670s; literary and intellectual connections between England and Italy before the Civil War. Special interests: the Elizabethan poet Samuel Daniel; and Pleasure in Early Modern England.

Teaching Areas:

John works in the early modern period (he’s currently co-convening the MSt), and for the past couple of years has given an MSt option on Renaissance Tragicomedy.

Recent Publications:

The Winter's Tale (Arden Shakespeare, 2010)

'Margaret, Countess of Cumberland’s Prayse of Private Life, presented by Samuel Daniel', in In the Prayse of Writing, ed. S.P. Cerasano and Steven May (British Library Board, 2012)

'Negotiating a marriage for Lady Anne Clifford: Samuel Daniel's Advice', The Review of English Studies: the leading journal of English literature and language, 64 (2013) doi: 10.1093/res/hgs138

'Samuel Daniel's masque The Vision of the Twelve Goddesses:  Texts and Payments', Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England: an annual gathering of research, criticism, and reviews, 26 (2013)

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