Professor in Early Modern Literature and Director of CEMS
My explorations in early modern literature have taken me into economics, gender studies, rhetoric and law. I’ve written on Thomas Nashe (1989); on humanism and gender in The Usurer’s Daughter (1994); on drama and participatory justice in The Invention of Suspicion (2007) and on the ‘unscene’ in Circumstantial Shakespeare (2015). I edited Feminism and Renaissance Studies (1999) and, with Victoria Kahn, Rhetoric and Law in Early Modern Europe (2000). I’ve written quite a bit on Ben Jonson and edited Jonson’s Discoveries (1641). Forthcoming is the Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700. You can read about the Handbook here. I’m currently looking at Anglo-Scots literary and legal imagining in the lead up to Shakespeare’s great tragedies.