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.

I am also working on a short hybrid book called Dr Johnson’s Prescription and, in the longer term, am intending to return to my literary environmental interests with a book provisionally called The Art of Sustainability.