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Professor Matthew SteggleProfessor Matthew Steggle


Phone 0114 225 4209

Current work

I am interested in early modern literature, considered from a range of theoretical standpoints, with a particular emphasis on historicism . Areas of specialism include early modern drama, especially satirical comedy; editing; and digital humanities in theory and practice.

I am co-editor of AHRC-funded Oxford Works of John Marston; of the peer-reviewed e-journal Early Modern Literary Studies; and of the Lost Plays Database.

Key publications

William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure in Stephen Greenblatt, gen. ed., The Norton Shakespeare, 3rd edition (New York: W. W. Norton, 2015), 2171–2240.

David McInnis and Matthew Steggle, eds. Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). "McInnis and Steggle redefine the field genuinely innovative… " (Review of English Studies); "a major achievement" (Times Literary Supplement).

Ben Jonson, Cynthia's Revels, ed. Eric Rasmussen and Matthew Steggle, in Martin Butler, David Bevington, and Ian Donaldson, gen. eds., The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) ed.,Volpone. A Critical Guide (London: Continuum, 2011).

Richard Brome, The English Moor, ed. Matthew Steggle, in Richard A. Cave, gen. ed., Richard Brome Online (2010). ISBN 978-0-9557876-1-4

Laughing and Weeping in Early Modern Theatres (Aldershot : Ashgate, 2007).

'Literary Studies and the History of Computing: Renaissance and Seventeenth Century', in Raymond G. Siemens and Susan Schreibman, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007)

Lisa Hopkins and Matthew Steggle, Renaissance Literature and Culture (London : Continuum, 2006).

Richard Brome: Place and Politics on the Caroline Stage (Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2004).


Media work includes Radio Sheffield and Radio 3.

On the Academic Advisory Board of the free-to-air international project The Shakespeare Quartos Archive.

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