Professor Matthew Steggle

MA(Oxon.), D.Phil(Oxon.), PGCLT(Sheff.Hallam)

  • BS8 1TB

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Research interests

Scholarly editing of early modern drama.  Co-General-Editor, with Martin Butler, of The Oxford Works of John Marston, 4 vols (Oxford, forthcoming 2020), and co-investigator on the £715,000 AHRC grant obtained in 2015; edited Measure for Measure for the Norton Shakespeare, 3rd edn, under the General Editorship of Stephen Greenblatt (2015).   Co-edited (with Eric Rasmussen) Cynthia's Revels for The Cambridge Works of Ben Jonson (2012).  Contributing editor to the innovative online edition Richard Brome Online (2010), and contributing editor to the forthcoming Oxford Works of Richard Brome (forthcoming, 2020). 

Early modern literature and drama.  Especially interested in "historicized performance studies", broadly defined; and "acoustic approaches" to early modern drama.  Recent prizes include the Calvin and Rose G. Hoffman Prize for Distinguished Publication on Christopher Marlowe (2015); the Renaissance Society of America/TCP Prize for Digital Renaissance Research (2015); and an Early Theatre Prize (2017).

Lost plays. Co-editor, with David McInnis, of Lost Plays In Shakespeare's England (2014), "a major achievement" (TLS) which redefines the canon of early modern drama. Co-editor, with David McInnis and Roslyn L. Knutson, of the Lost Plays Database,

Digital humanities.  Numerous digital humanities advisory board roles including JISC Historical Texts.  Peer-reviewed contributions to digital humanities publications including the Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies; New Technologies and Renaissance Studies; Digital Studies/Le Champ Numerique.  Author of Internet for English, the JISC-sponsored Intute guide.  Recent monograph, Digital Humanities and the Lost Drama of Early Modern England: Ten Case Studies.

Professor Steggle welcomes enquiries from students looking to work on any aspect of early modern literature and drama, particularly in the area of Shakespeare; Jonson; Marlowe; other Renaissance drama, including lost plays; Renaissance dramatic and non-dramatic culture more widely.



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