Research

I have recently completed a book for Princeton University Press called Shakespeare’s Classical Imagination, an expanded version of the inaugural E. H. Gombrich Lectures in the Classical Tradition that I delivered at the Warburg Institute, University of London, together with material from my first series of lectures as Gresham Professor of Rhetoric. This will be published in 2019.

I am now writing a biography of William Wordsworth which will be very different from the ones that already exist. This will be published for his 250th anniversary in 2020.

Plans are afoot for more work in the RSC Shakespeare series.

I am also working on a hybrid book, bringing together literary aspects of human and of planetary wellbeing, provisionally called The Literature of Survival.

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