Emma Smith


Publications 2015/16

with Laurie Maguire, ‘What is a Source? or, how Shakespeare read his Marlowe’, Shakespeare Survey (2015)

The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio (2015)

Contributions to The Shakespeare Circle ed Edmondson and Wells (2015) and Shakespeare and Textual Studies ed Kidnie and Massai (2015)

Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book (forthcoming, 2016)

Recent and forthcoming talks 2016

13 January, Cherwell School, Hamlet in Context

16 January: Barbican Centre - Richard II

20 January, Oxford High School, Measure for Measure

21 January: TORCH - What does it mean to be Human in the Digital Age?

26 January: Oxford 6th Form Conference - Hamlet in 1600

17 February: Said Business School - Shakespeare’s Value 

28 March: Buffalo, NY: ‘From the Barbican to Buffalo: Why Shakespeare’s First Folio matters’

2 April: Christ Church Oxford: ‘Epic Serial or Opportunistic Franchise? Shakespeare’s Histories in the Early Modern Period’

4 April: Oxford Literary Festival

18 April: National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

19 April: OER16: Open Culture, University of Edinburgh

5 May: London Guildhall

13 May: Paris ‘Shakespeare’s First Folio: the Biography of a book’

24 June: Stratford: NATE (National Association for Teachers of English) conference

24 October: Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Bonn ‘The First Folio in Germany’

                                             NEWS: 10 February 2016

  1. coming soon: Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

  2. New podcast from Folger Shakespeare Library is their top download for 2015!

  3. Hoffman prize!

  4. Persian translation of The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare agreed as part of Iranian nuclear deal (yes and no)

  5. Review of Chimes at Midnight for BUFVC

  6. Paperback of Christopher Marlowe in Context published

  7. ‘Approaching Shakespeare’ (26 lectures) and ‘Not Shakespeare’ (11 lectures) on iTunesU or via Oxford podcasts

I work at Hertford College as Fellow and Tutor in English, and at the University of Oxford as Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the Faculty of English Language and Literature. In 2014-15 I was one of the Humanities Division Knowledge Exchange Fellows, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. From 2012-15 I was director of the Bread Loaf School of English Oxford programme.

My research and teaching interests are in early modern drama and Shakespeare.