Skip navigation

Early Modern

Meet our staffThe research interests and expertise of the Early Modern Group are lively and diverse. They range from work on early 16th century Scottish and English court culture to late 17th-century religious polemic, visual culture and book history, and from Jacobean court masques to Shakespeare's role in contemporary popular culture. Members of the group share a particular interest in questions of adaptation and appropriation, including both the translation and reception of the classics in early modern England and the appropriation of early modern texts in later periods. The Department is home to Bunyan Studies, the journal of the International John Bunyan Society.

Current research by members of the group includes a special issue of the journal Shakespeare on Shakespeare and the First World War (Smialkowska), scholarly editions of Plutarch's Lives and Essays for the MHRA Tudor & Stuart Translations series (Schurink), edited collections such as Shakespearean Echoes (Hansen) and an Arden Renaissance Drama Guide to John Webster's The White Devil (Hansen and Frazer).

Case Study: Books and pop music: challenging conventions that define high and low culture


Latest News and Features

AHRC banner, showing different people involved doing different activites.
Relief workers walking through rubble in the aftermath of a storm in North Africa.
£1 million funding award supports leading new medical research at Northumbria University
a photo of monsoon rain in a mountainous location
Norman Franklin and Dr Jane Greaves in the OSCE test centre at Northumbria University
Generic Image from Unsplash. Gothic style university library.
More news
More events

Upcoming events

Postgraduate Design Degree Exhibition
Some prickly Predicaments in Sonification
The Quorn Story

Back to top