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After completing a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, Professor James Loxley held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Leeds for three years before taking up an appointment at Edinburgh.
He has published on renaissance poetry and drama, with a particular focus on Ben Jonson and Andrew Marvell, and on the literature of the civil war period. He has also published on the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and on issues in contemporary literary theory, especially the topic of performativity, and the work of Stanley Cavell. His book Shakespeare, Jonson and the Claims of the Performative was published by Routledge in 2013.
Together with Helen Vincent of the National Library of Scotland, Professor Loxley curated an exhibition, 'Beyond Macbeth: Shakespeare in Scottish Collections', held at NLS in 2011-12, which set out to showcase and explore the exceptional Shakespeare holdings held in two Edinburgh libraries. With Dr Fionnuala O'Neill and the City of Literature Trust, he created a series of walking trails round Edinburgh in 2013, entitled 'A Secret Golden Age', focusing on early Scottish literature.
Professor Loxley welcomes research proposals in any area of Renaissance and early modern literature, though he has a particular interest in poetry and drama. He would also be happy to supervise research on performativity, on modern and contemporary poetry and performance, and on the work of Stanley Cavell.
His current projects include:
This article was published on Nov 26, 2012