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Dr Edward W Holberton

BA(Cantab.), MPhil(Cantab.), PhD(Cantab.)

  • BS8 1TB

20052020

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Personal profile

Research interests

My main research interests lie in Literature of the Civil War and Restoration periods, especially the work of Andrew Marvell and John Milton, Early Modern Literature and Diplomacy, and Early Modern Literature’s relationships with the Atlantic World.

I am currently working on a monograph project, provisionally titled Literature and Empire in the British Atlantic World, 1630-1740, which will look at the production and reception of work across the Anglophone Atlantic, focussing on texts by George Herbert, John Milton, Anne Bradstreet, Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, John Dryden, Cotton Mather, Edward Taylor, and James Thomson.

I have an ongoing interest in Literature of the Civil War and Restoration periods, especially the work of Andrew Marvell and John Milton. In 2008 I published the monograph Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorate: Culture, Politics, and Institutions, and I am currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Andrew Marvell with Martin Dzelzainis. 

I also have an interest in connections between early modern literature, diplomacy, and international law. in 2013-14, I participated in an AHRC funded research network on this topic, ‘Textual Ambassadors’ and I am currently writing articles on ‘Dryden and International Law’ for The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500–1700, and on Andrew Marvell’s embassy to Russia. 

I also have an interest in contemporary poetry. 

Teaching

I am currently teaching the undergraduate units 'Approaches to Poetry', 'Approaches to Shakespeare',  Literature 2 (1500-1700), and Literature 3 (1700-1830). I also contribute to the MA programme, teaching topics in the early modern period.   

My postgraduate research teaching includes a doctoral project on satire and news culture in the later seventeenth century and I would be pleased to supervise PhD research connected with any of the areas of my research interests. Please get in touch if you are considering working on a connected topic. 

 

 

 

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Projects

Research Output

  • 6 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 4 Chapter in a book
  • 1 Authored book
  • 1 Other contribution

Anglo-Dutch relations in the seventeenth century

Holberton, E. W. & Avery, J. A. S., 2020, North Sea Crossings: The Literary Heritage of Anglo-Dutch Relations. Levelt, S. & Putter, A. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Andrew Marvell in Russia: Secretaries, Rhetoric, and Public Diplomacy

Jan Hennings, 15 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 24 Downloads (Pure)

    Marvell and Diplomacy

    Holberton, E., 2019, The Oxford Handbook of Andrew Marvell. Holberton, E. & Dzelzainis, M. (eds.). Oxford, p. 96-113

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Prizes

    North Sea Crossings

    Holberton, Edward W (Recipient) & Putter, Ad (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    • 5 Participation in conference
    • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 2 Publication peer-review
    • 1 Public talk, debate, discussion

    Renaissance Society of America 2018 New Orleans

    Edward W Holberton (Participant)

    31 Mar 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Rutgers University and The City University of New York (CUNY) conference “Gold, Sugar, Tobacco, Rice: The Stuff of the Early Modern Atlantic"

    Edward W Holberton (Participant)

    26 Mar 202027 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Renaissance Society of America 2019 Toronto

    Edward W Holberton (Participant)

    17 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference