Medieval and Renaissance research group

An overview of research highlights, projects and activity within the Medieval and Renaissance research group:

  • Successful record in obtaining AHRC awards and Leverhulme fellowships
  • 2007 Leverhulme Prize awarded to Nicholas McDowell for his work on John Milton
  • £252,000 grant awarded in 2008 for Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Nationalism project
  • AHRC funded project to create electronic edition of early Stuart libels
  • Research interests include the relationship between politics and literature; Milton; religion and literary culture, cultural geography; literature and domestic travel in early modern England; reception of Virgil in the Civil War polemic; Shakespeare in the English theatrical memoir, and English writing and the Ottoman Empire
  • Conferences held on subjects such as the Medieval Mystical Tradition, Syon Abbey and its Books, Politics and Poetry in Early Stuart England and Retelling the Renaissance
  • Links to the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Centre for Early Modern Studies