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About this Fellow

Early modern literature in its historical and intellectual contexts, especially poetry and drama; Edmund Spenser's engagement with Gaelic Ireland, the dynamics of Tudor and Jacobean patronage, the aesthetics of Renaissance tragedy.

Website: http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/fellows_and_research/mccabe.shtml

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, Fellow of Merton College

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, University College Dublin, 1982 - 1986
  • Lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin, 1986 - 1992
  • Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, 1992 - 1993
  • Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, Fellow of Merton College, Merton College University of Oxford, 1993
  • Pembroke College, Cambridge University, Drapers' Research Fellow, Pembroke College University of Cambridge, 1978 - 1982
  • Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, Fellow of Merton College, Merton College University of Oxford, 1993

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2014 - 2017

Publications

The Pillars of Eternity: Time and Providence in 'The Faerier Queene' 1987

Incest, Drama, and Nature's Law 1993

Spenser's Monstrous Regiment: Elizabethan Ireland and the Poetics of Difference 2002

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Nicholas Roe

All periods of English Literature, particularly Romantic literature and culture; William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Leigh Hunt and John Keats; biography of the Romantics; literature and medicine

Professor Catriona Seth

French literature (especially novels and poetry) - The long 18th century in France - Cultural history of Enlightenment Europe - Memoirs and autobiography

Professor Andreas Xavier Schönle

Eighteenth and nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture; the design, organization, and meanings of time and space in Russia; the Europeanization of the Russian elite and its transnational practices