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After completing a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, 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. He recently led an AHRC-funded project researching the world-class collections of Shakespeare and early modern drama in Edinburgh libraries, culminating in an exhibition, 'Beyond Macbeth', held at the National Library of Scotland in 2011-12 (a collaboration with Helen Vincent of NLS; see here for further details).
Professor Loxley welcomes research proposals in any area of Renaissance and early modern literature, in particular on poetry and drama. He would also be happy to supervise research on performativity, on related topics in contemporary theory, and on the work of Stanley Cavell.
His current projects include:
This article was published on Nov 26, 2012