I am currently working on three projects. First, I am close to completing a (somewhat delayed) 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.

My next book is a long-gestated return to the Romantic period that will take the form of a biography of William Wordsworth which will be very different from the ones that already exist.

In the longer term, I am working on a book called Dr Johnson’s Prescription.