Emma Smith


NEWS: 17 August 2015

  1. New podcast from Folger Shakespeare Library

  2. Hoffman prize!

  3. first steps on Twitter @OldFortunatus

  4. Italian translation of 30 Great Myths About Shakespeare published

  5. Paperback of Christopher Marlowe in Context agreed

  6. ‘Approaching Shakespeare’ (26 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 Professor of Shakespeare Studies 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. 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.

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 2014/15
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', Review of English Studies and available online now
‘Genres: Cinematic and Early Modern’, Shakespeare Bulletin (March 2014)
with Laurie Maguire, ‘What is a Source? or, how Shakespeare read his Marlowe’, Shakespeare Survey (forthcoming, 2015)
The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio (forthcoming, 2015)

Recent and forthcoming talks 2014/15
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’ 
22 January, Headington School: ‘Shakespeare and Twilight: difficulties of context’ 
7 March, Pitt Rivers Museum, ‘Shakespeare’s Transvestite Theatre’ 
18 March, Ashmolean Museum, ‘Collectors of Shakespeare First Folios’ 
13 May, King Lear, Graveney School Tooting 
19 May, Shakespeare Teachers’ Conversation, Birkbeck College 
27 May online A2 revision seminar, King Lear 
4 June, Holywell Manor, Praefectus Seminar ‘Writing the biography of a book: Shakespeare’s First Folio from 1623-2015’
11 June, St Edward’s School Oxford 
18 June, Globe Theatre, ‘Shakespeare’s Favourite Play’
26 June, St Omer, ‘Unclasping a secret book: popular perceptions of the First Folio’
4 July, Globe Theatre, Measure for Measure Study Day 
27 July, UNIQ Summer School, The Tempest 
30 July 7pm Bodleian Library, Much Ado About Nothing 
16 August, Pendley Shakespeare Festival, Henry V
20 August, RSC Summer School, The Merchant of Venice