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Stuart John Sillars

Professor emeritus, Engelsk litteratur
  • E-postStuart.Sillars@uib.no
  • Besøksadresse
    Sydnesplassen 7
    HF-bygget
    5007 Bergen
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Stuart Sillars has been Professor of English Literature at Bergen since 1999, having previously been a member of the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. His research has mainly focussed on the relations between literature and the visual arts, on which he has written and lectured extensively. His earlier publications were on literature and art during the two world wars, and illustration in the novel, but he has also written on the contention between modernism and tradition in the early twentieth century. He now works largely in the area of Shakespeare and the visual arts, in particular the exchange of concept and technique between theatre, illustration and painting, as well as Shakespeare and the idea of character in the early modern theatre. His teaching in Bergen involves all areas, from first year survey courses to doctoral supervision, and he also travels extensively to lecture and teach throughout Europe and the USA. From 2011 to 2013 he was Professor II at the University of Agder.

Professor Sillars is joint general editor of Early Modern Culture Online, associate editor of Cahiers elisabethains, and editorial board member of The Nordic Journal of English Studies; American, British and Canadian Studies (Romania); Oasis (New Delhi); and Countertext (Malta). He is on the editorial board of The Greenwood Shakespeare Encyclopedia, for which he is also illustrations editor.

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Arts and Sciences; a Visiting Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge; and an Honoraray Research Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching ranges across periods and levels, from the 100-level survey course to doctoral supervision.

Courses at 200 level have included work on Shakespeare and Modernism, and at 300 level the early Twentieth-century English novel, Shakespeare and the visual sense, Shakespeare and the Victorians, metaphysical poetry, and the long eighteenth century.

MA theses supervised have included topics from a wide diversity of genres and periods, from Chaucer through seventeenth-century poetry and Shakespeare to recent and contemporary film adaptations.

I am always happy to discuss ideas for Master's theses that discuss aspects of English writing from all periods, with a particular interest in those that combine literature with the visual arts or music.

Doctoral thesis supervision has covered the poetry of Paul Muldoon, the teaching of English poetry in Norwegian schools, African tragedic theatre and the poetry of Ezra Pound, and aspects of Shakespeare's plays in visual form.

 

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Remembering Shakespeare. The Use of English. 47-53.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). 'Shakespeare in Colour: Illustrated Editions, 1908-14'. Yearbook of English Studies. 216-238.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). 'Afterword: Page and Stage, Pasts and Presents'. Early Modern Culture Online. 71-76.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). '"Louder, the Music there!": Meaning, Rhythm and Effect in Shakespeare's Language'. Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen. 43-54.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Vorticist Shakespeare: Wyndham Lewis's "Timon of Athens" Portfolio. Around the Globe. 36-36.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Strange Nativity: Hogarth's 'Scene from "The tempest"'. Around the Globe. 31-31.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Desolation and Distress: William Dyce's 'Henry VI at Towton'. Around the Globe. 36-36.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Defining spaces in eighteenth-century Shakespeare illustration. Shakespeare Quarterly. 149-167.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Defining Spaces in Eighteenth-Century Shakespeare Illustration. Shakespeare.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). En Midsommernatts Drøm, Bergen Festival 5 June 2012. Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies. 51-53.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). A Midsummer Night's Dream in Illustrated Editions, 1838-1918. Shakespeare Survey. 92-109.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Prince of Suspense. Around the Globe. 32-33.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Macbeth's Nightmare. Around the Globe. 22-23.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Framing the Frame: Shakespeare and the Cadre. Early Modern Culture Online. 1-11.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Drawing the Void. Around the Globe. 30-31.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Disquiet in the Bierkeller. Around the Globe. 34-35.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Reading Illustrated Editions: Methodology and the Limits of Interpretation. Shakespeare Survey. 162-181.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Costume, Rank and Race: Othello's Visual Identity in the Eighteenth Century. American, British and Canadian Studies Journal. 86-105.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Sightlines: Don't mention the E Word. American, British and Canadian Studies Journal. 264-267.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). British Romanticism. The Literary Encyclopedia.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). British First World War Poetry. The Literary Encyclopedia.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Image, Genre, Interpretation: the visual identities of The Comedy of Errors. Interfaces (Paris). 11-34.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). 'Howsoever, strange and admirable:' A Midsummer Night's dream as via stultitiae. Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen. 27-39.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). Seeing, Studying, Performing: 'Bell's Edition of Shakespeare' and Performative reading. Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts. 18-27.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). The notebooks: Interviews and new fiction from contemporary writers. Canadian Literature. 101-103.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Home. Canadian Literature. 159-161.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Entering the landscape. Canadian Literature. 101-103.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Drying the Bones. Canadian Literature. 159-161.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Drought' and other stories. Canadian Literature. 159-161.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Addicted: Notes from the belly of the beast. Canadian Literature. 101-103.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). Questioning Englishness: Mark Wallinger and the Art of Instability. MANGLER.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). '_Things to Come_ and "Newsreel": Versions of Cinematic Influence'. Notes and Queries. 191-193.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). 'Translation as Process Record: the Scientific Paper as Temporary Verbal Link'. TRANS 13.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). The Praxis of Transdisciplinarity. MANGLER.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). Morton D.Paley: Portraits of Coleridge. MANGLER.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). Globalisation and the Loss of the text. MANGLER.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1999). Poetry 1900-1950 (Chapter XIV: 2a). Year's Work in English Studies. 653-659.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Shakespeare and the uses of the image.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Transformation and Variation in Shakespeare's Tragedic canon: the Roman Plays.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). What do we mean by 'King Lear'?
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Shakespeare's Creative confusions.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Shakespeare, Illustration and Interpretation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Closing remarks.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Christianity, staging and ambivalence in Shakespeare's tragedies.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Casting the Canon: Questions and definitions.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Shakespeare Imaged: The Shrew, The Tempest and the Workings of Comedy.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Reading the Illustrated Shakespeare, 1709-1875.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Macbeth and Tragedy: Imaging the Downfall.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Closing remarks and commentary.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). 'The excellence of this Dance consisted in its intricacy'.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Time and Trajectory: the visual image as defining force.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). The Tempest: A Visual History.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). The Movement of Tragedy: Visualising Macbeth and Hamlet.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). The Moment of Tragedy: visualising Macbeth.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Performance and Image: the Terry-Irving Macbeth, 1888.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Narrative, allegory, likeness: painting and drama.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Language, Performance, Adaptation: Some Central Issues.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Imaging Othello: Visual Directions.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Illustration and reading in Macbeth.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Dimensions of Time in Victorian Shakespeare Images.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). A Midsummer Night's Dream - A Visual History.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). 'Love's Labour's Lost' and Visual Composition.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Shakespeare's Visual fractures: the Perspective and the Mirror.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Shakespeare and Visual Structures: Reading the Shrew Induction.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Shakespeare and European Romantic Imaging.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Shakespeare and Aesthetic Identity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Eugene delacroix and Shakespearean Transculturation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). 'Best painter's art': the Sonnets and Visual Imagination.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). 'Are ye fantastical?': a Visual History of Macbeth.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Shakespeare, Paragone and Dramatic Composition.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Shakespeare and Fable; reorganising time in silent films of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Shakespeare Painting and Aesthetic Identity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Shakespeare , Painting and Aesthetics.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Richard II and the Politics of Perspective.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Richard II and Visual Composition.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). German Paintings and Illustrations of Shakespeare.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Beyond Life and Death: States of Ecstasy in Shakespeare Images.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). henry Fuseli, 1741-1825: the Artist as Interpreter.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Shakespeare, Time and the Victorian Visual Sense.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Shakespeare and the Ambiguities of Knowledge.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Reading Illustrated Shakespeare.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Photography and Victorian Shakespeare.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Ordering Time in Victorian Shakespeare Images.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Opening and closing remarks.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). James Barry's Shakespeare Paintings.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Images and the last plays.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Illustrated Shakespeare and the limits of interpretations.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Emblem and Image in Richard II.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). 'Imaging "Othello": the Play in Painting and Illustration'.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Why The Pictures Matter: Writing /The Illustrated Shakespeare/.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Two lectures and a seminar on Shakespeare and the visual arts.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Time and the Visual Sense in Victorian Staging.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Style, Rhetoric and Identity in Shakespearean Soliloquy.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Shakespeare, Illustration and Criticism.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Shakespeare through the Looking Glass: the Portraits, Again...
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Shakespeare in the Illustrated text: Richard III, Henry V and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Shakespeare Illustration as Critical Interpretation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Shakespeare Atomised: Late Victorian Visual readings.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Reading Shakespeare in the Illustrated Edition.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Generative Imprecision: Painting, Circumstance and Fiction.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Framing and reframing Shakespeare: Introductory thoughts.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). 'You lie, you are not he': Identity, Rhetoric and Convention in Shakespeare's Art of Lying.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). The Illustrated Shakespeare and Critical Reading.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). The Illustrated Shakespeare.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Shakespeare, Time and Painting.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Shakespeare and the Uses of Parody.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Shakespeare and the Illustrator.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Shakespeare and Painting: the plays and visual criticism.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Reading the Illustrated Text: Towards a Methodology.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Parody and the Erotic Beast: Relocating Titania and Bottom.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Paradise Envisioned: Landscape, Narrative and Idea in Medina and Blake.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Issues and Methods in reading Illustrated Shakespeares.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Graduate seminars on Shakespeare and visual art.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). /Love's Labour's Lost/ and Visual Criticism.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). The Illustrated Shakespeare 1709-1875.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Shakespeare,Illustration and critical reading.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Shakespeare in the illustrated edition.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Shakespeare and the Illustrated text.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Shakespeare and the Illustrated Edition.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Shakespeare and Illustration.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Play, page and image in renaissance drama.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Painting Shakespeare 1720-1820.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Visiting Fellow, University of New Delhi, Nov-Dec 2006.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Shakespeare and the Visual Sense (seminar chair).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Shakespeare and the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Reading the Stage: The Illustrated Shakespeare.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Reading the Stage: Shakespeare, performance and illustration.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Boydell, Shakespeare and the Dialogues of National Identity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). Visualising Shakespeare: the Eighteenth Century.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). Imaging Othello: Character and Play in Eighteenth-century Illustration.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). Image, Genre, Interpretation: the Visual Identities of 'The Comedy of Errors'.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Visualising Shakespeare: the Artist as Critic 1728-1805.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Painting Shakespeare: the Artist as Critic, 1720-1820.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Painting Shakespeare: the Artist as Critic.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). The Art of Brevity (2).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). Sybchronous invention: Time in Eighteenth-Century Shakespeare Painting.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). Shadowed Laughter: Shakespeare's Discomfortable Comedies.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). Screen Play: Experiencing Cyberculture.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). Now and in England: Poetry, Experience and Time.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). Illustration and the English Novel.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). An Introduction to _The Taming of the Shrew_.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). 'General Ideas and the Familiar Pathetic': Hogarth, reynolds and Shakespeare.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). _The Rainbow_, History and Feeling.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). The Illustrated Short Story: Towards a Typology.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Shakespeare's Time, Shakespeare's Space: Painting the Plays in the Eighteenth Century.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Shakespeare and Empire (14 lectures).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Seeing Shakespeare: Text, illustration and Performance.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Seeing Shakespeare: Text, Illustration, Performance (14 lectures).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Reading paintings, reading plays: Eighteenth-century Shakespeare Paintings as Literary Reinventions.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Reading Image, Reading Text: Issues in Visual Criticism.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Re-reading Jaques.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Literature (6 lectures on Shakespeare and Turgenev).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Ironising Continuity: Forster, Woolf and the Burden of Tradition.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Introducing Literature: Shakespeare and Turgenev.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Image and Meaning in Eighteenth-century Shakespeare Painting.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Iconography and Appropriation: Shakespeare Painting in the Eighteenth Century.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Cultural Undermining in First World War Poetry.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Borrowed Attitudes: Allusion, Displacement and Appropriation in the later Eighteenth Century.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Borrowed Attitudes (continued).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). An Introduction to _A Midsummer Night's Dream_.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). The moon as monarch in A Midsummer Night's dream.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). Rolling metaphors and megametaphors.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). Lodon, Modernism and the Idea of Change.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). England's Shakespeare: Shakespeare's England.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). A Minimalist Eventyr: King Lear in Bergen.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Breaking the Image in the renaissance. Classiques Garnier.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Shakespeare and the Visual arts: The Italian influence. Routledge.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare. Cambridge University Press.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Shakespeare the Man. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). The Shakespearean International Yearbook : Special Section, Macbeth. Ashgate.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Shakespeare International yearbook. Ashgate.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Performing Wisdom: Proverbial Lore in Modern Ugangan Society. Brill|Rodopi.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Traditional Wisdom: Folktales from Uganda. KomMatters.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Visions of Venice in Shakespeare. Ashgate.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Shakespeare Closely Read: Written and Performance Texts. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Scholars in Shakespeare; A Postmodern Scrutiny. Shakespeare Association of India.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Performing Change: Identity, Ownership and Tradition in Ugandan Oral Culture. Novus Forlag.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Performing Community. Novus Forlag.
Populærvitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Through a glass darkly: Charles Knight's Twelfth Night. Around the Globe. 30-30.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). The new Machiavel: Henry Fuseli's Henry V. Around the Globe. 25-25.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Deceitful truth: Hogarth's Richard III. Around the Globe. 39-39.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Quite Fabulous - John Dicks' Shakespeare. Around the Globe. 2 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Prince of Suspense: Daniel Maclise's painting of Hamlet. Around the Globe. 2 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Meditations on Love and Performance (two illustrations to Romeo and Juliet). Arnd the Globe. 36-37.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). His face; the facts: review of Shakespeare found!, ed Stanley Wells. Around the Globe. 44-45.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Affection or Affectation (A nineteenth-century Troilus and Cressida illustration). Around the Globe. 32-33.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). A Turbulent Pastoral: West's painting for /As You Like It/. Around the Globe. 23-23.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Drawing the Reader In. Around the Globe. 25-28.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). Fra gul til glitter. MANGLER.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). Dickens best i bokform. MANGLER.
Kronikk
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1999). James A Davies: "A Reference Companion to Dylan Thomas". Westport, Conn. and London: Greenwood Press, 1998. Notes and Queries. S. 555.
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). England, Whose England? Early Modern Culture Online. 9 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Shakespeare and the medieval world [review of three books]. Shakespeare. 470-474.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). review of 'The Artis as Original Genius' by William Pressly. Shakespeare Quarterly. 356-358.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Compound Visions: henry Fuseli's /Midsummer Night's dream/ Paintings. Around the Globe. 22-24.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). 'Early but Late' (Review of /Two Gentlemen of Verona/, ed. Michael Warren, The Oxford Shakespeare. Around the Globe. 54-54.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Review of Lindley, /Shakespeare and Music/ and Clausen, /Macbeth Multiplied/. Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen. 412-414.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). Shakepeare's Visual Theatre. Shakespeare Quarterly. 240-243.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). Shadowplay. Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES). 166-168.
Kunstutstilling
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Extending the Book: The Art of Extra-Illustration.

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Books

Shakespeare and the Victorians (Oxford Shakespeare Topics) Oxford University Press, 2013

Shakespeare, Time and the Victorians: A Pictorial Exploration Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011

The Illustrated Shakespeare, 1709-1875 Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008

Fields of Agony: British Poetry of the First World War Penrith, Cumbria: Humanities Ebooks, 2007

also available as a Kindle

Painting Shakespeare: The Artist as Critic, 1720-1820 Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006

Structure and Dissolution in English Writing, 1910-1920 London: Macmillan and New York: St Martin's Press, 1999

Visualisation in English Fiction, 1840-1940 London and New York: Routledge, 1995

also available as an e-book

British Romantic Art and the Second World War London: Macmillan and New York: St Martin's Press, 1992

Art and Survival in First World War Britain London: Macmillan and New York: St Martin's Press, 1987

Articles and reviews in Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Quarterly, Archiv, Interfaces, English Studies and numerous other journals

For a full list of articles and contributions to collections, see FRIDA via the link above

Professor Sillars is the founder and director of the Bergen Shakespeare and Drama Network, a group of international scholars that meets regularly to exchange research and develop new projects and activities in which research students are fully involved as equal members. For more information, see https://www.uib.no/rg/bsdn

From 2007 to 2012 he was the Norwegian co-ordinator of a five-year research project funded by NUFU, in collaboration with Makerere University, Uganda, on Ugandan oral forms as a repository of traditional wisdom. The project has produced three volumes of essays,a collection of folktales in translation and an archive of text and video material housed in Makerere.

He was also the co-curator, with Dr Erin Blake, of 'The Extra-Illustrated Shakespeare' exhibition, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C., 24 January - 25 May 2010.

Forthcoming publications

 

Shakespeare and the Visual Imagination Cambridge University Press (in production, due 2015)

Multiple contributions to The Greenwood Shakespeare Encyclopedia

Macro entry on Shakespeare and visual art and micro entry on Photography for The Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia, New York: Cambridge University Press

Articles on the Shakespeare paintings of Man Ray;  the mirror in Elizabethan drama; Shakespeare, rhythm and music.

Current writing

Eden at Half-Time, a study of ideas of England in word and image, 1918-39, for Oxford University Press.

Collection of essays, some new, some reprinted, for Cambridge University Press.

Commissioned articles on illustration in the sixteenth-century English Romance; illustrated editions of Shakespeare, 1910-20.

 

 

BA (Combined Honours) English and Music, University of Exeter

MA University of Wales, Aberystwyh

PhD University of Amsterdam