Emma Smith


NEWS: 6 February 2015

  1. Hoffman prize!

  2. first steps on Twitter @OldFortunatus

  3. Italian translation of 30 Great Myths About Shakespeare contracted

  4. Paperback of Christopher Marlowe in Context agreed

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

  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 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)

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 
18 June, Globe Theatre, ‘Shakespeare’s Favourite Play’
26 June, St Omer, ‘Unclasping a secret book: popular perceptions of the First Folio’