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.
Professor McRae was educated at Monash University and the University of Cambridge, and has taught and held fellowships at the universities of Sydney and Leeds. He was appointed to a position at Exeter in 2000, and was promoted to a personal chair in 2004.
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'.
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 take a year's research leave. In 2014-15 he returned as Head of English. In that role, he maintains 'A Head of Department's Blog', and he tweets @McRaeAndrew.