Professor Eugene Giddens

Eugene Giddens

BA (Clemson), PhD (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)

Skinner-Young Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature

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Telephone: 0845 196 2965
International: +44 1223 698 965

Eugene Giddens' research activity

Eugene teaches Shakespeare and children's literature.

His research focuses on scholarly editing and the history of the book. His most recent book (co-written with Zoe Jaques) is Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: a Publishing History (Ashgate, 2013). With Teresa Grant (Warwick) and Barbara Ravelhofer (Durham), he is a General Editor of the AHRC-funded Complete Works of James Shirley (forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2015). He is also an Associate Editor on The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson (Cambridge University Press, 2012). He is currently preparing a Revels edition of James Shirley's Hyde Park, Timon of Athens for the Norton Shakespeare, and is editor of The Oxford Handbook on Ben Jonson (OUP, 2013-14). He has published articles on early modern masculinity and printing history. His book How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text, a guide to bibliography and textual editing for early modern plays, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.

Eugene has supervised eight PhDs to completion. He would welcome research students working on Renaissance drama or children's literature, or those who would like to produce critical editions or study the history of the book.

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