Research

I have three books out in 2022: a “bibliomemoir” called Mad about Shakespeare and The RSC Shakespeare Complete Works Second Edition are both published in April (US edition of Mad about not until September), and an anthology of English Romantic Poets is forthcoming in October (US and UK).

I am now writing a global history of The Garden as both the place where culture meets nature and an image or ideal in literature and art. It’s going to be three years in the making. There is a taster here.

I also have a forthcoming essay about Shakespeare and climate change, and am leading a Blue Humanities initiative at ASU, in the context of which I am researching connections between Rachel Carson’s sea writings and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath.

JB