Emma Smith


NEWS: 5 December 2014

  1. first steps on Twitter @OldFortunatus

  2. Italian translation of 30 Great Myths About Shakespeare contracted

  3. OUP blog on the newly discovered First Folio in France.

  4. Read our introduction to The Elizabethan Top Ten!

  5. Macbeth: Language and Writing: out now from Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

  6. ‘Approaching Shakespeare’ (21 lectures) and ‘Not Shakespeare’ (5 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 a lecturer in the Faculty of English Language and Literature. In 2014-15 I am one of the Humanities Division Knowledge Exchange Fellows, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In summer 2015 I will again serve as director of the Bread Loaf School of English Oxford programme.

My research and teaching interests are in early modern drama and Shakespeare. I am currently working on a cultural biography of the Shakespeare First Folio.

You can also read about my publications or look at my profile on Academia.edu where you can also read many of them, follow my podcasts, or email me.

Publications 2013-14

Macbeth: Language and Writing (Arden)
The Elizabethan Top Ten: Defining Print Popularity in Early Modern England (ed., with Andy Kesson)
‘Was Shylock Jewish?’, Shakespeare Quarterly Summer 2013
intro., Women on the Early Modern Stage (Bloomsbury, 2014) 
with Tamara Atkin, ‘The Form and Function of Character lists in Plays Printed before the Closing of the Theatres', forthcoming in Review of English Studies and available online now
‘Genres: Cinematic and Early Modern’, Shakespeare Bulletin (March 2014)

Recent and forthcoming talks 2014

5 July, Error and Print Culture 1500-1800 conference, Oxford 
7 July, British Studies at Oxford, Julius Caesar 
9 July, Cherwell School Oxford, ‘Starting Year 13 English’
5 August, with Laurie Maguire, International Shakespeare Conference, Stratford 
5 October, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, A Christian Turn’d Turke
14 October, ‘When Shakespeare was New’, Wells Literary Festival 
4 November, English and Media Centre CPD programme, ‘Shakespeare in HE’
8 November, West Sussex Oxford Society, Chichester, ‘Folios: Bodley and Others’ 
6 December, Oxford, First Folio Hackfest 
15 January, U3A Ealing, ‘Reading Shakespeare in his Own Time’