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Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature
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- edited, The Oxford Anthology of Tudor Drama (OUP, forthcoming, 2014)
- Reading Literature Historically (Edinburgh UP, 2013)
- The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama, co-edited with Thomas Betteridge (OUP, 2012)
- The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature, co-edited with Elaine Treharne (Oxford University Press, 2010).
- Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation (Oxford University Press, 2005; pbk edition, 2007).
- Alexander Korda, The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) (I.B. Tauris, British Film Series, 2003).
- edited: Medieval Drama: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2000).
- The Politics of Performance in Early Renaissance Drama (Cambridge University Press, 1998; paperback, 2006).
- edited: John Skelton (Everyman Poetry Library, 1997),
- Persuasive Fictions: Faction, Faith, and Political Culture in the Reign of Henry VIII (Scolar Press, 1996),
- Plays of Persuasion: Drama and Politics at the Court of Henry VIII (CUP, 1991).
- John Skelton and the Politics of the 1520s (CUP, 1988; CUP pbk, 2002).
He is currently editing The Oxford Anthology of Renaissance Literature with James Loxley and co-writing a book on Theatrical Spectatorship with John J McGavin.
Some Articles and Chapters in Books
- ‘Courtship and Counsel: John Lyly’s Campaspe’ in M. Hattaway, ed., The Blackwell Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture (Blackwell, 2001 for 2000), pp. 187-94.
- ‘The Renaissance in Britain’ in Patrick Collinson, ed., The Oxford History of the British Isles: The Sixteenth Century (OUP, 2002), pp. 144-187.
- ‘Laughable Men: Comedy and Masculinity From Chaucer to Shakespeare’, in Roberta Mullini, ed., For Laughter: Tudor Theatre/Theta VI (Peter Lang, 2002), pp. 1-20.
- ‘Rethinking the Fall of Anne Boleyn’, Historical Journal 45 (2002), pp. 1-29.
- ‘The Roots of Sir Alexander Korda: Myths of Identity and the International Film’, Patterns of Prejudice 37 (March, 2003), pp. 3-25.
- (With T. Betteridge) ‘Performance as Research: Performing John Heywood’s Play of the Weather at Hampton Court’, Medieval English Theatre 27 (2007 for 2005), 86-104.
- ‘Selling England (and Italy) by the Pound?: Performing Englishness in English and Italian Progressive Rock’, in M. Pfister and R. Hertel eds, Performing National Identities: Anglo-Italian Cultural Transactions (Rodopi, 2008), pp. 287-306.
- ‘The Cultural Work of Early Theatre’, in R. Beadle and Alan J. Fletcher, eds, The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre (2nd ed., CUP, 2008), pp 75-98.
- ‘Folly’, in Brian Cummings and James Simpson, eds., Cultural Reformations: Medieval and Renaissance in Literary History (OUP, 2010), pp. 321-41.
- ‘“And Here’s Your Host”: Jews and Others in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament’, Jewish Culture and History 9 (2010), pp. 41-56.
- ‘“A Great Guy With His Chopper”?: Henry VIII on Screen and in the Flesh’, in Tatiana String and Marcus Bull, eds., Tudorisms (The British Academy, 2011).
- ‘“To Speak Before the King, it is no Child’s Play”: Godly Queen Hester in 1529’, Theta X (2013), pp. 69-96.
- ‘Satire and Conscience in John Heywood’s Play of Love’, Yearbook of English Studies (2013), pp. 223-242.
- ‘Reflections on Staging Sir David Lyndsay’s Satire of the Three Estates at Linlithgow Palace, June 2013’, Scottish Literary Review 5/2 (2013), pp. 1-22.
- ‘Folly in Sir David Lyndsay’s Satire of the Thrie Estaitis’, Theta XI (forthcoming , 2014)
- ‘The Popular Voice in Sir David Lyndsay’s Satire of the Thrie Estaitis’, Studies in Scottish Literature (forthcoming, 2014)
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This article was published on Nov 26, 2012