Dr Tamsin T Badcoe

BA (Liv.), MA (Liv.), PhD (York)

  • BS8 1TB

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Personal profile

Research interests

Office: G.12, 3-5 Woodland Rd

Phone: +44 (0)117 928 9850

Email: tamsin.badcoe@bristol.ac.uk


Before coming to Bristol I was a Postdoctoral Lecturing Fellow at the University of East Anglia and a Research Associate at the University of Geneva. I received my PhD from the University of York, where I also taught from 2007 to 2010.


Research Interests

My first book, Edmund Spenser and the Romance of Space, was published by Manchester University Press, and seeks to gauge the roles that aesthetic subjectivity and the imagination play in early modern spatial and textual practices. It theorises the role of spatial figuration in the representation of interpretive difficulty and offers a series of encounters with the literary environments found in Edmund Spenser’s work, including coastlines, wetlands, and islands. My current book project, Unforsaken Passions: Devotions at Sea in Early Modern Literature and Culture, concerns the relationship between maritime religious practice and imaginative literature during the early modern period. I have also published on the writings of William Shakespeare, Thomas Nashe, and Richard Carew, and on the poetics of earthquakes and early modern navigational practices.



I currently teach on the following units:

Approaches to Poetry (Y1)

Literature 1550-1740 (Y1)

Shakespeare (Y2)

Utopian Literature (Y2)

Writing for Art (Y3)

Early Modern Drama (ELCE)

MA in English Literature (Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature Pathway)

Intertextual Shakespeare

Renaissance Literature: Texts and Contexts

External positions

External Examiner, University of the West of England

1 Sep 201931 Aug 2023

General Editor of The Manchester Spenser, Manchester University Press

2016 → …


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