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Dr Liz Oakley-Brown

Dr Liz Oakley-Brown

Senior Lecturer

County College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YD


Tel: +44 1524 592228
Office hours: Term 3 (2015) Wednesdays: 10-12noon [or by appointment]

I teach and research fifteenth- and sixteenth-century writing in English. While my research interests are varied, I mainly work on the cultural politics of early-modern translation, embodiment, emotions, historical phenomenology and surface studies (see surfacestudies.org). My current book-length projects are Thomas Churchyard's Passionate History: Travel, Translation and Tudor Sensibilities and Shakespearean Surfaces: Reading, Writing and Performing Superficiality in Sixteenth-Century England.

PhD Supervision Interests

I am currently supervising PhD theses on sixteenth-century occult poetics, the reformation of sleep in Tudor England and a MRes dissertation on women and outlawry in Stuart England. Previously, I have supervised postgraduate research on Thomas Wyatt and mazes, and early-modern disability studies. I would especially welcome research students working on the following aspects of sixteenth-century writing and culture: embodiment; emotions; historical phenomenology; poetry and prose; spatiality; superficiality; translation, adaptation, and reception.

Research Interests

I joined the Department in 2006. I completed my BA, MA and PhD at Cardiff University, and I have previously taught at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2001-4) and Canterbury Christ Church University (2004-6).

I am working on two book-length studies which illustrate my main research areas in the cultural politics of translation, embodiment, emotion and surface studies: the Leverhulme-funded Thomas Churchyard's Passionate History: Travel, Translation and Tudor Sensibilities and Shakespearean Surfaces: Reading, Writing and Performing Superficiality in Sixteenth-Century England (see also http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/early-modern-surfaces/ ).

The Surface Studies Network With Dr Rebecca Coleman (Sociology, Goldsmiths University) I organised the inaugural Surface Studies Network Seminar (Theorising Surfaces) and Exhibition (Surfaces in the Making) at Lancaster University and the Storey Institute, 23-24 May 2013. In August 2013, we launched the Surface Studies Network website and blog: surfacestudies.org . In May 2015, I co-organised the 2-day conference on 'Scrutinizing Surfaces in Early Modern Thought' (http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/northern-renaissance-seminar/blog-page/)

 

 

My Role

I am the department's MA Convenor (English Literature)

Office Hours

Term 3 (2015)

Wednesdays: 10-12noon

[or by appointment]

Contact me

Email: e.oakley-brown@lancaster.ac.uk

Phone: 01524 592228 (direct line)

Room: County Main (B209)

Twitter: You can follow me on Twitter at @earlymodatLancs: https://twitter.com/earlymodatLancs

Current Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

I lecture on ENGL100, ENGL101 and CREW103. At Part II, I am seminar tutor and lecturer on ENGL201: Introduction to Theory (key topic: embodiment); ENGL202: Renaissance to Restoration: English Literature 1580-1688 and ENGL306: Shakespeare. Between 2008-10, I taught the half-unit option, ENGL374: Reforming the Body in Elizabethan England. Since 2011, I have offered the half-unit option, Early Modern Outlaws on Land and Sea: Robin Hood and Pirates. In 2016, I will be offering my new half-unit, Premodern Gothic.

Postgraduate Teaching

I teach the MA course on Bodies and Spirits in Early Modern Literature (ENGL438).

 

External Roles

I am co-editor of Literature Compass: Renaissance (March 2015-): http://literature-compass.com/renaissance/

I was a member of the Renaissance Editorial Board for Literature Compass (September 2009-15)

I served as an elected member of the Society for Renaissance Studies Council (May 2008-2014)http://www.rensoc.org.uk/), and I was the acting Membership Secretary 2011-12 . From 2012-14, I chaired the judging panel for the Renaissance Studies article prize.

Additional Information

With Rachel White, I co-ordinate the Northern Renaissance Seminar: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/northern-renaissance-seminar/ 

Please contact me if you would like to organise a seminar or join the seminar's mailing list.

In Press

Shakespeare and the classics

Oakley-Brown, L. 10/2015 The Cambridge guide to the worlds of Shakespeare. Smith, B. R. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2015

The Breviary of Britain (1573), with Selections from 'The History of Cambria' (1584). By Humphrey Llwyd. Ed by Philip Schwyzer (MHRA Tudor & Stuart Translations 5) London: MHRA 2011

Oakley-Brown, L. 13/04/2015 In: Modern Language Review. 110, 2, p. 522-523 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2014

Preternature: the early modern witch

Findlay, A. (ed.) & Oakley-Brown, L. (ed.) 2014 In: Preternature. 3, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

2013

Twelfth Night: a critical reader

Findlay, A. (ed.) & Oakley-Brown, L. (ed.) 21/11/2013 London: Bloomsbury. 304 p. (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsAnthology

''Have you the tongues?'': Translation, Multilingualism and ''Intercultural Contact'' in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Love's Labour's Lost

Oakley-Brown, L. 04/2013 In: English Text Construction. 6, 1, p. 112-133 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction

Findlay, A. & Oakley-Brown, L. 21/11/2013 Twelfth Night: a critical guide. Findlay, A. & Oakley-Brown, L. (eds.). London: Continuum, (Continuum Renaissance Drama)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2012

Writing on Borderlines: Thomas Churchyard's The Worthines of Wales

Oakley-Brown, L. 11/2012 Writing Wales, from the Renaissance to Romanticism. Mottram, S. & Prescott, S. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 39-57 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Arthur Golding

Oakley-Brown, L. 01/2012 The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Sullivan, G., Stewart, A., Lemon, R., McDowell, N. & Richards, J. (eds.). London: Wiley Blackwell

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Thomas Churchyard

Oakley-Brown, L. 01/2012 The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Sullivan, G., Stewart, A., Lemon, R., McDowell, N. & Richards, J. (eds.). London: Wiley Blackwell

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2011

Mapping texts, spaces, bodies

Oakley-Brown, L. 2011 Women beware women: a critical guide. Hiscock, A. (ed.). London: Continuum, p. 177-188 12 p. (Renaissance Drama Series)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Shakespeare and the translation of identity in early modern England

Oakley-Brown, L. (ed.) 2011 London: Continuum.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsAnthology

Elizabethan exile after Ovid: Thomas Churchyard's Tristia (1572)

Oakley-Brown, L. 2011 Two thousand years of solitude: exile after Ovid. Ingleheart, J. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 103-118 16 p. (Classical Presences)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2010

Urban spaces: Gender, genre, meditation

Cronin, A. & Oakley-Brown, L. 10/2010 In: Feminist Review. 96, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Translation.

Oakley-Brown, L. 2010 A New Companion to English Renaissance English Literature and Culture. Hattaway, M. (ed.). 68 ed. Oxford: Blackwell, Vol. 1, p. 120-133 14 p. (Blackwell companions to literature and culture)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2009

'My Lord, be ruled by me': Shakespeare's Tamora and the failure of queenship.

Oakley-Brown, L. 2009 The Rituals and Rhetoric of Queenship: Medieval to Early Modern. Oakley-Brown, L. & Wilkinson, L. J. (eds.). Dublin: Four Courts Press, p. 222-237 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The rituals and rhetoric of queenship: medieval to early modern

Oakley-Brown, L. (ed.) & Wilkinson, L. J. (ed.) 2009 Dublin: Four Courts Press. 287 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2008

'Taxonomies of Travel and Martial Identity in Thomas Churchyard's A generall rehearsall of warres and 'A Pirates Tragedie (1579)'

Oakley-Brown, L. 2008 In: Studies in Travel Writing. 12, 1, p. 67-84 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Ovid and the Cultural Politics of Translation in Early Modern England.

Oakley-Brown, L. 2006 Ashgate. 222 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2005

Framing Robin Hood: Textuality and Temporality in Anthony Mundy's Huntington Plays.

Oakley-Brown, L. 2005 Robin Hood: Medieval and Post-Medieval. Four Courts Press, 113 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Titus Andronicus and the Cultural Politics of Translation in Early Modern England.

Oakley-Brown, L. 06/2005 In: Renaissance Studies. 19, 3, p. 325-47 279 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

Talking After Theory: An Interview with Terry Eagleton

Jarvis, M. & Oakley-Brown, L. 2004 In: English. 53, 207, p. 177-190 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

The Cultural Politics of Classical Translation

Oakley-Brown, L. 2003 In: English. 52, 202, p. 81-85 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Sexual Politics of Translation in Early Modern England

Oakley-Brown, L. 01/2003 In: Literature Compass. 1, 1, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

Translating the Subject: Ovid's Metamorphoses in England 1560-67

Oakley-Brown, L. 2001 Translation and Nation: Towards A Cultural Politics of Englishness. Ellis, R. & Oakley-Brown, E. (eds.). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, p. 48-84 37 p. (Topics in Translation; vol. 18)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Translation and Nation: Towards a Cultural Politics of Englishness.

Oakley-Brown, L. & Ellis, R. 2001 Multilingual Matters. 225 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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