Emma Smith


Publications 2016

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

Shakespeare’s Dead (with Simon Palfrey, 2016)

ed., The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s First Folio (2016)

Recent and forthcoming talks 2017

19 January - Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Winter School, ‘Shakespeare’s First Folio: the Biography’

25 January - HMP Grendon, Learning Together programme ‘Literature and History’

9 February - Oxford Society Manchester Branch, ‘Who Wrote Shakespeare?’

6 March - Oxford Bibliographical Society ‘‘Marital Marginalia: the books of Thomas and Isabella Hervey (c1675-94)’

15 March - Virginia Commonwealth University - ‘Shakespeare’s Value’ 

23 March - University of Sussex Annual Shakespeare Lecture, ‘, ‘‘Exit pursued by a bear’ (again): reading Shakespeare’s stage directions’

8 April - University of Oxford North America in New York, ‘Shakespeare’s First Folio’

19 April, University of Oklahoma, ‘Hamlet the Dame: what happens to women in Hamlet

3 May, Graveney School, A Level classes

18 May - Woodstock Literary Society ‘‘From Groundlings to Grandees: How Theatre went Up-market’

19 May - City Screen, York: introduction to Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood

20 May - University of York: ‘Bloody, Bold and Resolute’

24 May - Shakespeare’s Globe, Twelfth Night

                                             NEWS: 4 May 2017

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

  4. some short Shakespeare articles online as part of the British Library’s excellent Discovering Literature site

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 book history, early modern drama and Shakespeare.