Renaissance philosophy, particularly the Platonism of Marsilio Ficino & Pica della Mirandola; Renaissance poetry, magic, mythology, iconography & hermeneutics; Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare.
About this Fellow
English literature of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, especially Sir Philip Sidney, Shakespeare, and Samuel Johnson; post-medieval palaeography; bibliography and the history of the book
- Rector, Lincoln College, Oxford
- Rector, Lincoln College University of Oxford, 2012
Literature & culture of the 'long Romantic period', with a focus on empire, nation & travel writing. My recent focus is Scottish literature & thought 1750-1850, with a special emphasis on Robert Burns & his poetic & intellectual circle.
Renaissance rhetoric & dialectic; medieval & renaissance European literature, thought & cultural history
Early modern German culture; European court culture, especially festivals, of the early modern period; the representation of women in German literature; writing by women in German.