Centre for the History of the Book

Professor James Loxley

Professor James Loxley is Professor of Early Modern Literature.

James Loxley

Professor of Early Modern Literature

  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
  • English Literature

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James Loxley is Professor of Early Modern Literature in the department of English Literature at Edinburgh. He has written widely on renaissance poetry and drama, with a particular focus on Ben Jonson and Andrew Marvell, and on the literature, politics and culture of the civil war period. He has also focused on the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and on issues in contemporary literary theory, especially the topic of performativity. His current research includes Palimpsest, a collaborative project which is digitally mapping Edinburgh's literary cityscape, and a cultural history of the relations between England and Scotland in the early seventeenth century.