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Prof Andrew Hadfield

Post:Professor of English (English, Sussex Centre for Migration Research)
Other posts: Professor of English (Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies)
Location:ARTS B B350
Email:A.Hadfield@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:7627
UK:01273 877627
International:+44 1273 877627

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Biography

I have taught a variety of undergraduate courses throughout my career at the Universities of Leeds, Ulster, Aberystwyth, Columbia (New York), and Sussex, concentrating on medieval and early modern literature, Irish literature, literary theory and some twentieth-century literature. I have also taught M. A. courses on Spenser; literature, travel writing and colonialism; and Shakespeare. I am visiting professor at the University of Granada (Spain).

Role

I am currently teaching on two undergraduate courses, 'Literature 1500-1625' and 'Litertaure 1625-1750' (autumn 2017), and giving lectures on other courses. 

 

I am Chair of the Society for Renaissance Studies (2016-9) and co-investigator on an AHRC grant for 'The Thomas Nashe Project', held jointly with the University of Newcastle. We are producing a new edition of Nashe's Works for Oxford University Press, due out in 2021, and organising as series of events based on Nashe's works at Shakespeare's Globe, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Archbishop Whitgift School, Croydon, King Edward VI Grammar School, Stratford, and Great Yarmouth Time and Tide Museum. 

 

I have taught a variety of undergraduate courses throughout my career at the Universities of Leeds, Ulster, Aberystwyth, Columbia (New York), and Sussex, concentrating on medieval and early modern literature, Irish literature, literary theory and some twentieth-century literature. I have also taught M. A. courses on Spenser; literature, travel writing and colonialism; and Shakespeare. I am visiting professor at the University of Granada (Spain), and have held visiting positions at All Souls College, Oxford, University College, Dublin and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. 

 

Research Interests

Literature and Politics in the English Renaissance, especially Republicanism; Spenser and sixteenth-century poetry; Shakespeare; Thomas Nashe and prose writing; Early Modern Ireland; Travel Writing; National Identity; Colonialism; Britain and Britishness; truth and lies.

 

Recent publications

Lying in Early Modern English Culture from the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)

edited, with Duncan Fraser, Gentry Life in Georgian Ireland: The Letters of Edmund Spencer (1711-1790) (Oxford: Legenda, 2017), xiv + 290pp.

edited, with Paul Davies, Textual Practice, special issue: Laurence Sterne: a Symposium 31.2 (March 2017), pp.225-313.

edited, with Harriet Archer, A Mirror for Magistrates in Context: Literature, History, and Politics in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)

edited, The Oxford Handbook of English Prose, 1500-1640 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

edited with Anne Lake Prescott, The Norton Spenser (fourth edition, New York: Norton, 2013)

Edmund Spenser: A Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Shakespeare and Republicanism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, reprinted 2007, paperback 2008), xii + 363pp.

 

Other Activities

I was editor of Renaissance Studies (2006-11) and now edit The Spenser Review (with Jane Grogan), and have been a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and The Irish Times. I edit two book series: The Modern Humanities Research Association New Tudor and Stuart translations (with Neil Rhodes); and Early Modern Literature in History (Palgrave) (with Cedric Brown). I was ‘Area Editor: Renaissance and British Literature’, for David Scott Kastan, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature (Oxford; Oxford University Press, 2006). I am also general editor for 'British and Irish Literature' for Oxford Bibliographies.