Emma Smith


Publications 2015/16

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

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), The Oxford Handbook to Shakespearean Tragedy ed Neill and Schalkwk, and Shakespeare and Textual Studies ed Kidnie and Massai (2015)

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’

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’

31 May: Hay Literary Festival

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

20 July TORCH public engagement summer school, Oxford: ‘Engaging with the media’

25 July UNIQ summer school, Oxford

26 July Bread Loaf School of English, Lincoln

20 August Edinburgh Book Festival 

22 August ESSE, Galway

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

                                             NEWS: 10 August 2016

  1. now available: The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s First Folio and Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

  2. Thanks so much to the National Association for the Teaching of English for the award of ‘outstanding contribution’ at their annual conference

  3. July 27th: Radio 3 Proms talk - and another on 21 August

  4. New First Folio - or panda - on the Isle of Bute : read TLS peek here.

  5. Shakespeare’s Dead: come to the Bodleian Library free exhibition

  6. Listen to my Radio 3 Sunday Feature: A First Folio Road Trip

  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.

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