Literature


The literature section of OHO will include essays on most aspects of poetry, prose, verse, and drama in English, and will also include work on Film Studies. Its chronological range extends from around 1300 to the present day. Its principal focus is on writing produced in the British Isles and North America, but it will include a growing body of work relating to literature from other English-speaking regions of the world. Essays represent a variety of critical approaches (historical, formalist, theoretical), and seek to combine original scholarship with authoritative introductions to their topic. These are not simply guides to existing research but exemplary essays which explore new avenues for future work. The present scope of the collection reflects the range of the printed Oxford Handbooks, which offer particularly strong coverage of Shakespeare, early modern (1500-1700), modern, and American topics. As the resource grows this coverage will be supplemented in ways will produce a comprehensive and reliable guide to all areas of writing in English from the earlier Middle Ages to the present day.


Editor in Chief

Colin Burrow was for many years Reader in Renaissance and Comparative Literature at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, before becoming a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He has published widely on Renaissance literature, particularly on relationships between English, Latin and Continental literatures in the period 1500-1700. He has edited the Complete Sonnets and Poems for the Oxford Shakespeare and the poems for the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson, and is an editor of Review of English Studies. He is writing the Elizabethan volume for the Oxford English Literary History.

OUP: Why did you become involved with this project?

Burrow: I became involved in this project because it presents a special opportunity to direct and develop the shape of literary study through electronic media over the next few decades, and because I think the existing content of the Oxford Handbooks series in my discipline provides an exceptionally strong foundation on which to build a resource that should remain authoritative for a long time.


Editorial Board

Senior Editors
Paul Giles
University of Sydney

Thomas Keymer
University of Toronto
Laura Marcus
New College, University of Oxford

James Simpson
Harvard University
David Trotter
Cambridge University

Volume Editors

Hugh Adlington
University of Birmingham

Suzanne Akbari
University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Ian W. Archer
Keble College, Oxford

Jonathan Auerbach
University of Maryland

Philip Barnard
Kansas University

Thomas Betteridge
Oxford Brookes University

Matthew Bevis
Keble College Oxford

Fran Brearton
Queen's University Belfast

Peter Brooker
University of Nottingham

Frederick Burwick
University of California, Los Angeles

Russ Castronovo
University of Wisconsin - Madison

James H. Cox
University of Texas at Austin

Pamela Dalziel
University of British Columbia

Michael Davies
Fordham University

Alan Downie
Goldsmiths, University of London

David Duff
University of Aberdeen

Richard Dutton
Ohio State University

Matt Eatough
Vanderbilt University

John Ernest
University of Delaware

Dennis Flynn
Bentley University

Greg Garrard
Bath Spa University

Andrzej Gąsiorek
University of Birmingham

Eugene Giddens
Anglia Ruskin University

Alan Gillis
University of Edinburgh

Andrew Hadfield
University of Sussex

Paul Hamilton
Queen Mary's University London

Kevin J. Hayes
University of Central Oklahoma

Felicity Heal
Jesus College, University of Oxford

Trish Thomas Henley
University of Cincinnati

M. Thomas Hester
North Carolina State University

Fred Hobson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Anthony Howe
Birmingham City University

Graham Huggan
University of Leeds

Juliet John
Royal Holloway University of London

Daniel Heath Justice
University of Toronto

Tim Kendall
University of Exeter

Paulina Kewes
Jesus College
Oxford

Arthur F. Kinney
University of Massachusetts‐Amherst

Laura Lunger Knoppers
Penn State University

Katrin Kohl
Jesus College
University of Oxford

Robert Kolker
University of Virginia

Barbara Ladd
Emory University

Rob Latham
University of California, Riverside

Deborah Longworth
University of Birmingham

Jack Lynch
Rutgers University

Richard A. McCabe
Oxford University

Peter McCullough
Lincoln College
Oxford

Nicholas McDowell
University of Exeter

Julia Mickenberg
University of Texas at Austin

Daisuke Miyao
University of Oregon

Joel Myerson
University of South Carolina

Heather S. Nathans
Tufts University


Cary Nelson
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keith Newlin
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Michael O'Neill
Durham University

Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona

Mike Pincombe
Newcastle University

Jonathan Post
UCLA

Emma Rhatigan
University of Sheffield

Jeffrey H. Richards
Old Dominion University

Peter Robinson
University of Reading

Lisa Rodensky
Wellesley College

Carlos Rojas
Duke University

Jeanne Shami
University of Regina

Stephen Shapiro
University of Warwick

Cathy Shrank
University of Sheffield

Nigel Smith
Princeton University

Julia Swindells
Anglia Ruskin University

David Francis Taylor
University of Toronto

Gary Taylor
Florida State University

Andrew Thacker
De Montfort University

Valerie Traub
University of Michigan

Elaine Treharne
Florida State University

Lynne Vallone
Rutgers University - Camden

Greg Walker
University of Edinburgh

Laura Dassow Walls
University of South Carolina

Karen Weisman
University of Toronto

Mark Wollaeger
Vanderbilt University

Andrew Zurcher
Cambridge University, Queens College

We want to hear from you.
Oxford Handbooks Online is a partnership between the publisher and the academic community, and we invite your questions about the content. Please feel welcome to email Julia Kostova, our Literature editor, with comments, suggestions, or questions.