Emma Smith


NEWS: 12 March 2014

  1. Lectures on Shakespeare’s First Folio, Michaelmas Term. Handouts on weblearn for Oxford students; Bodleian First Folio online for everyone

  2. Read our introduction to The Elizabethan Top Ten!

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

  4. ‘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 summer 2014 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 read my blog, about my publications, look at my profile on Academia.edu where you can also read many of my publications, 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’, forthcoming in Shakespeare Bulletin (2014)

Recent and forthcoming talks 2013-14

22 September, Performing Dido, Christ Church Oxford 
26 September, ‘Love through the Ages’, Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School
1 October, ‘Setting the Scene: Macbeth’, Globe Theatre, London
9 November, ‘Teaching with Shakespeare’s First Folio’ Harris Manchester College: handout available here
10 November, ‘New Historicism’, Foundation Course in English Literature, Oxford Department for Continuing Education 
18 November, ‘Myths about Shakespeare’, Oxford Rotary Club 
25 February, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Globe 
26 February, Inaugural Marlowe lecture, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 
5 March, ‘Early Readers of Shakespeare’s Folio’, Literature, Learning and the Social Order in Early Modern Europe, All Souls College 
11 March, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Globe 
1-12 April, Alice Griffin Visiting Professorship of Shakespeare, University of Auckland, New Zealand 
24 April, ‘Shakespeare in Print’, London Guildhall
10 June, Woodstock Literature Society 
19 June, Hertford Women in the Arts panel, London
14 October, Wells Literary Festival