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Matthew Dimmock
Professor of Early Modern Studies (English)
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Research

Early Modern English Literature and History, including notions of 'otherness' which concern cultural, racial and religious difference - particularly in reference to Islam. Christian and more recently 'Western' depictions of the Prophet Muhammad and their history.

One of my recently completed research students worked on witchcraft and the book trade with AHRC funding; another studied early modern English perceptions of Persia and sectarian divisions within Islam with a scholarship from the Pakistan Higher Education Commission. Of my current research students, one works on early modern conceptions of 'trash'; another on English perceptions of the Qur'an between 1649 and 1734; and another on the early modern drama collection at Petworth House. I would be very interested to hear from any prospective students who wish to study in these or related fields.