Professor Laurie Maguire

My research interests are in textual studies, theatre history, classical reception and medical humanities. I am currently writing a biography of Shakespeare’s daughter Judith, as well as working on a  collaborative book with my Oxford colleague, Emma Smith, about collaboration in early modern drama. Other projects include book chapters on Maggie O’Farrell, on noun-verb conversion in early modern writing, on doubling in early modern drama, and a book on medical humanities.  With Rory Loughnane and Heather Hirschfeld I am a general editor of the Routledge series on Early Modern Authorship, and I am on the editorial board of the Cambridge Elements series in Text and the advisory board of the Oxford Marlowe.

To undergraduates at Magdalen I teach Shakespeare and the Renaissance, and individual authors and topics from 1550 onwards. To English and Classics students I teach Shakespeare, Renaissance, Tragedy; Comedy; Satire.  I lecture on Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the English Faculty and teach graduate courses to Masters of Studies students.

In Oxford I co-convene a fortnightly interdisciplinary seminar on ’Literature and Medicine’ at Green Templeton College. I am a Trustee of Shakespeare’s Globe and a member of the Selection Panel for Medical Humanities at the Wellcome Trust.

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