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Lisa Hopkins

Professor Lisa Hopkins

Professor of English and Head of Graduate School

Summary

Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English and head of the Graduate School. She read English at King’s College, Cambridge and then did a PhD on John Ford at the University of Warwick. She is a co-editor of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, of the Arden Early Modern Drama Guides, and of Arden Studies in Early Modern Drama. She has published extensively on Renaissance drama, principally Marlowe, Shakespeare and Ford, and is also interested in literature on screen and the work of Bram Stoker. She co-organises the annual Othello’s Island conference.

  • About

    Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English and head of the Graduate School. She read English at King’s College, Cambridge and then did a PhD on John Ford at the University of Warwick. She is a co-editor of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, of the Arden Early Modern Drama Guides, and of Arden Studies in Early Modern Drama. She has published extensively on Renaissance drama, principally Marlowe, Shakespeare and Ford, and is also interested in screen adaptation and the work of Bram Stoker. She co-organises the annual Othello’s Island conference

    She has supervised 20 PhD students to completion and has acted as external examiner for 14 PhD theses and 3 MPhil theses. She won a university award for inspirational research supervision in 2011 and 2017 and was also nominated 2013 and 2014, and nominated for inspirational teaching in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2015 she won the Ben Jonson Discoveries Award Essay for an essay on ‘A Matter of Life and Death: The Fourth Act in Shakespearean Tragedy’ and in 1994 she was joint winner of the Hoffman Prize for Distinguished Publication on Marlowe for an essay on ‘Lear, Lear, Lear! Marlowe, Shakespeare and the Third’. She is the faculty lead on the Heritage Consortium and NECAH

    She is co-editor of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, of Marlowe Studies, and of the Arden Guides to Renaissance Drama. 

    Renaissance drama
    Literature on screen
    Bram Stoker

  • Teaching

    Department of Humanities

    Social Sciences and Humanities

    English

  • Research

    • Humanities Research Centre

    Renaissance drama including Marlowe, Shakespeare and Ford; Jane Austen; adaptations; Bram Stoker

  • Publications

    A list of publications is available from the institutional repository, SHURA

    From the Romans to the Normans on the English Renaissance Stage' (ARC Humanities Press, 2017)

    Shakespearean Allusion in Detective Fiction: DCI Shakespeare (Palgrave, 2016)

    Renaissance Drama on the Edge (Ashgate, 2014)

    Drama and the Succession to the Crown, 1561-1633 (Ashgate, 2011)

    Relocating Shakespeare and Austen on Screen (Palgrave, 2009)

    Shakespeare’s The Tempest: The Relationship between Text and Film (New Mermaids, 2008)

    Christopher Marlowe, Dramatist (Edinburgh University Press, 2008)

    The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stage (Ashgate, 2008)

    Bram Stoker: A Literary Life (Palgrave, 2007)

    Renaissance Literature and Culture, co-authored with Matthew Steggle (Continuum, 2006)

    A Christopher Marlowe Chronology (Palgrave, 2005)

    Shakespeare on the Edge (Ashgate, 2005)

    Screening the Gothic (University of Texas Press, 2005)

    Beginning Shakespeare (Manchester University Press, 2005)

    Giants of the Past: Popular Fictions and the Idea of Evolution (Bucknell UP, 2004)

    Writing Renaissance Queens: Texts by and about Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots (U of Delaware P, 2002)

    The Female Hero in English Renaissance Tragedy (London: Palgrave, 2002)

    Christopher Marlowe: A Literary Life (London: Palgrave, 2000)

    The Shakespearean Marriage: Merry Wives and Heavy Husbands (Macmillan, 1998)

    John Ford’s Political Theatre (Manchester University Press, 1994)

    Women Who Would Be Kings: Female Rulers of the Sixteenth Century (Vision Press, 1991) Elizabeth I and Her Court (Vision Press, 1990)

  • Other activities

    External examiner for the Early Modern period at Loughborough University

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Currently supervising projects. I am also external supervisor for a thesis on Harry Potter at the Université Stendhal, Grenoble.

    Projects previously supervised include ‘Princes Set on Stages: Royal Iconography on the Early Modern Stage’, ‘Reduction and Ambiguity in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe’, ‘A Critical Edition of William Sampson’s The Vow Breaker (1636)’, ‘A Brief Chronicle of the Time: Staging Shakespeare’s Histories 2000-2010’, ‘Shakespeare Studies in Colonial Bengal: the Early Phase’, and ‘The Vampire as Eugenic Examiner’.

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