Dr Harry Newman

Dr Harry Newman

Lecturer in Shakespeare & Early Mod. Lit

Phone: +44 1784 276423

Personal profile

I joined Royal Holloway in 2015 after lecturing at the University of Kent for two years. My primary research interests are in early modern drama, language & rhetoric, material culture, book history, and the history of medicine. My first book, Impressive Shakespeare: Identity, Authority and the Imprint in Shakespearean Drama, will be published by Routledge in 2018. Other recent and forthcoming publications include a co-edited special issue on “Metatheatre and Early Modern Drama” (ed. with Sarah Dustagheer, Shakespeare Bulletin, 2018), an article on character and technology in Coriolanus (Renaissance Drama, 2017), and a chapter on “indecent readers” of early modern medical literature (Medical Paratexts, Medieval to Modern, ed. Diane Scott and Hannah Tweed, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). At present, I teach and lecture on the following modules:

  • EN1106 Shakespeare
  • EN2010 'Love, Honour, Obey': Literature 1525-1670
  • EN3011 Advanced Shakespeare: The Problem Plays
  • EN3125 Character: Literary Persons, Selfhood and Interiority in Early Modern Literature
  • EN3520 Marlowe
  • EN5732 Critical Debate and Creative Response: King Lear and The Tempest (MA in Shakespeare programme)

I also run The Paper Stage, a student and public play-reading society with branches in Surrey, Kent and Mantua, Italy.

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