Emma Smith


Publications 2015/16

with Laurie Maguire, ‘What is a Source? or, how Shakespeare read his Marlowe’, Shakespeare Survey (f2015)

The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio (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

13 January, Cherwell School, Hamlet in Context

16 January: Barbican Centre - Richard II

20 January, Oxford High School, Measure for Measure

21 January: TORCH - What does it mean to be Human in the Digital Age?

26 January: Oxford 6th Form Conference - Hamlet in 1600

28 March: Buffalo, NY: ‘From the Barbican to Buffalo: Why Shakespeare’s First Folio matters’

2 April: Christ Church Oxford: ‘Epic Serial or Opportunistic Franchise? Shakespeare’s Histories in the Early Modern Period’

4 April: Oxford Literary Festival

5 May: London Guildhall

13 May: Paris ‘Shakespeare’s First Folio: the Biography of a book’

24 June: Stratford: NATE (National Association for Teachers of English) conference

24 October: Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Bonn ‘The First Folio in Germany’

NEWS: 22 December 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’ (11 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 was 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.