Tutorials and classes on English literature 1550-1660, Shakespeare, English literature 1660-1760, English literature 1760-1830. Students are free to choose any authors within the period papers (which are covered in the second year), and are encouraged to explore the full range of poetry, drama, fiction and expository prose between the Renaissance and the Romantic periods. I give background classes relating literary texts to the political, artistic, and intellectual culture of the periods. I also often teach American literature options for the final-year extended essay.
For the faculty, I give lecture courses on Renaissance poetry and drama, and on some later literature and its relation to the visual arts.
Shakespeare and the Natural World
George Herbert's Bravery
Problem Fathers in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
Tottel's Miscellany : songs and sonnets of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Sir Thomas Wyatt and others
A Theatre for Worldlings
Poetry and Paternity in Renaissance England: Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne and Jonson
Friendship in Sidney’s Arcadias
Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
The Butterfly, the Fart and the Dwarf: The Origins of the English Laureate Micro-Epic