Emma Smith


NEWS: 12 October 2015

  1. New podcast from Folger Shakespeare Library

  2. Hoffman prize!

  3. Italian translation of 30 Great Myths About Shakespeare published

  4. Review of Chimes at Midnight for BUFVC

  5. Paperback of Christopher Marlowe in Context published

  6. ‘Approaching Shakespeare’ (26 lectures) and ‘Not Shakespeare’ (5 lectures) on iTunesU or via Oxford podcasts

  7. new early modern drama lectures: Mondays at 11. 2nd week: The Alchemist - then available on iTunesU

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 2015/16

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

Recent and forthcoming talks 2015/16

20 October: English and Media Centre Student Conference
25 October: An Agincourt Commemoration  ‘Henry V in performance’
8 November: Oxford University Foundation Certificate in English Literature: Critical Theory dayschool - ‘Historicisms’ 
14 November: Barbican Centre - ‘Henry V’
23 November: Horsforth School, Leeds - ‘Othello’
28 November: Barbican Centre - ‘Henry IV Part 1’ 
16 January: Barbican Centre - ‘Richard II’