Professor Andrew McRae
Head of English, Professor
Telephone: 01392 724258
Andrew McRae is Head of Department and Professor of Renaissance Studies in the Department of English.
His publications include: God Speed the Plough: The Representation of Agrarian England, 1500-1660 (Cambridge, 1996); Literature, Satire and the Early Stuart State (Cambridge, 2004); Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2009); and (as co-editor) ‘Early Stuart Libels: an edition of poetry from manuscript sources'. He is currently the Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded ‘Stuart Successions Project’ and 'The Poly-Olbion Project', and was recently awarded an AHRC follow-on grant for the project 'The Stuart Successions: fresh approaches to the understanding of seventeenth-century history and literature'.
Professor McRae is a member of the AHRC Advisory Board, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a QAA institutional reviewer. At the end of 2012-13 he stepped aside from his role as Associate Dean, Education, in order to focus on his funded research projects. From 2014-15 he has served as Head of English. In that role, he maintains 'A Head of Department's Blog', and he tweets @McRaeAndrew.