Dr Edward Paleit

Senior Lecturer


Extension: 4066

Telephone: 01392 724066

Office Hours (T2 2016-17): Tue 5-6, Thur 9-11. Book online here.

Room 310, Queen’s.

Dr. Edward Paleit is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter. He researches and teaches mostly English Renaissance literature. He is the author of War, Liberty and Caesar: English Responses to Lucan’s ‘Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580-1650 (2013), and has recently completed a research project entitled The International Christopher Marlowe, which places the plays, poems and translations of Christopher Marlowe (1564-93) in the context of 16th-century European political thought.

Dr. Paleit’s research and publications explore the reception and circulation of European political theories in Renaissance England, the relationship between drama (especially Renaissance drama) and political ideas, and the Renaissance reception of classical literature, especially Roman epic. He has wider interests in the trans-national circulation, translation and reception of texts during the Renaissance, the history of liberty and ideas of the political community, and the work of neglected Renaissance figures such as the neo-Latin poet Thomas Watson, the English scholar-schoolmaster Thomas Farnaby, and the playwrights John Marston and Philip Massinger.

He is currently engaged in supervising projects on Marlowe and religious politics, London as reproduced in the plays of companies engaged in the War of the Theatres, and Milton in Italy.

As part of the International Christopher Marlowe project, Dr. Paleit has given lectures on his research at the University of Clermont-Ferrand in France, and has run a series of drama workshops in schools in the South West.