Literature

Editor in Chief | Editorial Board | Volume Editors | Digital Collections


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
The Oxford Handbook of The Early Modern Sermon

Ian W. Archer
Keble College, Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles

Jonathan Auerbach
University of Maryland
The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies

Thomas Betteridge
Oxford Brookes University
The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama

Matthew Bevis
Keble College, Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Fran Brearton
Queen's University Belfast
The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Peter Brooker
University of Nottingham
The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Frederick Burwick
University of California, Los Angeles
The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Russ Castronovo
University of Wisconsin - Madison
The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies

James H. Cox
University of Texas at Austin
The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Richard Dutton
Ohio State University
The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theatre

Matt Eatough
Vanderbilt University
The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms

John Ernest
University of Delaware
The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative

Dennis Flynn
Bentley University
The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

Greg Garrard
Bath Spa University
The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism

Andrzej Gąsiorek
University of Birmingham
The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Alan Gillis
University of Edinburgh
The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Andrew Hadfield
University of Sussex
The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640

Kevin J. Hayes
University of Central Oklahoma
The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

Felicity Heal
Jesus College, University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles

Trish Thomas Henley
University of Cincinnati
The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

M. Thomas Hester
North Carolina State University
The Oxford Handbook of John Donne
Anthony Howe
Birmingham City University
The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Graham Huggan
University of Leeds
The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies

Daniel Heath Justice
University of Toronto
The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Tim Kendall
University of Exeter
The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Paulina Kewes
Jesus College, Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles

Arthur F. Kinney
University of Massachusetts‐Amherst
The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare

Laura Lunger Knoppers
Pennsylvania State University
The Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution

Robert Kolker
University of Virginia
The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media

Rob Latham
University of California, Riverside
The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

Deborah Longworth
University of Birmingham
The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Richard A. McCabe
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser

Peter McCullough
Lincoln College, Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of The Early Modern Sermon

Nicholas McDowell
University of Exeter, Dept. of English
The Oxford Handbook of Milton

Julia Mickenberg
University of Texas at Austin
The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

Daisuke Miyao
University of Oregon
The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema

Joel Myerson
University of South Carolina
The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism

Heather S. Nathans
Tufts University
The Oxford Handbook of American Drama

Cary Nelson
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

Keith Newlin
University of North Carolina Wilmington
The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism

Michael O'Neill
Durham University
The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism
Mike Pincombe
Newcastle University
The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Literature

Jonathan Post
UCLA
The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare’s Poetry

Emma Rhatigan
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of The Early Modern Sermon

Jeffrey H. Richards
Old Dominion University
The Oxford Handbook of American Drama

Peter Robinson
University of Reading
The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

Lisa Rodensky
Wellesley College
The Oxford Handbook of The Victorian Novel

Carlos Rojas
Duke University
The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas

Jeanne Shami
University of Regina
The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

Cathy Shrank
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Literature

Nigel Smith
Princeton University
The Oxford Handbook of Milton

Julia Swindells
Anglia Ruskin University
The Oxford Handbook of The Georgian Theatre 1737-1832

David Francis Taylor
University of Toronto
The Oxford Handbook of The Georgian Theatre 1737-1832

Gary Taylor
Florida State University
The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

Andrew Thacker
De Montfort University
The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Elaine Treharne
Florida State University
The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English

Lynne Vallone
Rutgers University - Camden
The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

Greg Walker
University of Edinburgh
The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English
The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama

Laura Dassow Walls
University of South Carolina
The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism

Karen Weisman
University of Toronto
The Oxford Handbook of The Elegy

Mark Wollaeger
Vanderbilt University
The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms

Lisa Zunshine
University of Kentucky
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies

Digital Collections

A specially curated collection of peer-reviewed articles that discuss cutting-edge research and ensure comprehensive and timely coverage of ever-expanding disciplines.

Ælfric of Eynsham
Andrew Scheil
University of Minnesota

Anonymity in the Eighteenth Century
Gillian Paku
SUNY Geneseo

Authorship in the Eighteenth Century
Adam Rounce
University of Nottingham

Authorship in the Seventeenth Century
Stephen B. Dobranski
Georgia State University

Beowulf
Craig R. Davis
Smith College

Chaucer
Marion Turner
Oxford University

Creating a Public Domain in Eighteenth-Century England
Simon Stern
University of Toronto

Dryden as Translator
David Hopkins
Bristol

Early Graham Greene
Leo Mellor
Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

English Jesuit Drama in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Dana F. Sutton
The University of California, Irvine
Late W. B. Yeats
Sean Pryor
The University of New South Wales

Lawman’s Language
Daniel Donoghue
Harvard University

Literature and Celebrity
Julia H. Fawcett
Ryerson University

Literature and Pornography, 1660-1800
Hal Gladfelder
University of Manchester

Literature and Social Class in the Eighteenth Century
Nicholas Hudson
University of British Columbia

Literature and Taste, 1700–1800
James Noggle
Wellesley College

Literature and War in the Eighteenth Century
John Richardson
National University of Singapore

Medieval Animal Studies
Susan Crane
Columbia University

Milton and Matter
N. K. Sugimura
Georgetown University
Multimedia Lydgate and Stories “Shewyd in Fygur”
Mary C. Flannery
Lausanne

Old Testament Translation
Richard Marsden
University of Nottingham

Parrot’s Poetics
Jane Griffiths
University of Bristol

Pepys in Print, 1660–1703
Kate Loveman
University Leicester

Sickness and Writing in Early Modern England
Mary Ann Lund
University of Leicester

The Gawain Poet
Sif Rikhardsdottir
University of Iceland

Thomas Hoccleve’s Poems for Henry V: Anti-Occasional Verse and Ecclesiastical Reform
Jenni Nuttall
University of Oxford

Tobias Smollett, Novelist
Juliet Shields
University of Washington

Tudor Literary Censorship
Cyndia Susan Clegg
Pepperdine University

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