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Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature
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6.18 David Hume Tower
- 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), pp. xv + 203.
- 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 Tudor Drama and The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama with Thomas Betteridge, 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
- ‘The Green Knight’s Challenge: Heroism and Courtliness in Fitt I of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight’, Chaucer Review 32 (1997), pp. 111-29.
- ‘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.
- ‘Rough Girls and Squeamish Boys: The Trouble with Absolon in The Miller’s Tale’, in E.M. Treharne, ed., Writing Gender and Genre in Medieval Literature: Approaches to Old and Middle English Texts, English Association Texts and Studies (Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 2002), pp. 61-91.
- ‘The Roots of Sir Alexander Korda: Myths of Identity and the International Film’, Patterns of Prejudice 37 (March, 2003), pp. 3-25.
- ‘The Textual Archaeology of The Plowman’s Tale’ in Anne Marie D’Arcy and Alan J. Fletcher, eds, Studies in Late Medieval And Early Renaissance Texts in Honour of John Scattergood (Dublin, Four Courts, 2005), pp. 375-401.
- (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.
- ‘Flytyng Against Convention: Protest and Innovation in Lindsay’s Satire of the Thrie Estaitis’, P. Happé and W. Hüsken, eds, Interludes and Early Modern Society: Studies in Power, Gender and Theatricality (Rodopi, 2007), pp. 211-38.
- ‘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).
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This article was published on Nov 26, 2012