Dr Liz Oakley-BrownSenior Lecturer
I teach and research fifteenth- and sixteenth-century writing in English (generally from a twenty-first century critical perspective). While my research interests are varied, I mainly work on: Ovidian mythology; Tudor gothic; premodern gothic; surface studies; the cultural politics of Tudor translation. My current book-length projects are Shakespeare on the Ecological Surface (Routledge, in press) and Tudor Gothic (Cambridge University Press, contracted 2024). With Duncan Lees (Warwick University), I am co-editing an edited collection of essays called Translating Shakespeare: Access and Mediation (Palgrave, contracted 2024). I am also editing Christopher Marlowe's translation of Ovid's Elegies for The Oxford Marlowe Project.
In 2023/24, I convene, teach seminars on and deliver lectures for the year-long core modules ENGL100 Literature in Time: Continuity and Change and ENGL201 The Theory and Practice of Criticism. I also teach my Term 2 10-week module ENGL393 Premodern Gothic and deliver lectures for a range of modules inlcuding ENGL202 Late Medieval to Early Modern, ENGL306 Shakespeare and ENGL308 Contemporary Literature.
I am a member of the Department's Recruitment and Admissions Team.
I joined the Department in 2006. I completed my BA, MA and PhD at Cardiff University. I gained my PGCtHE from Aberystwyth University (2003). I have previously taught at Aberystwyth University (2001-4) and Canterbury Christ Church University (2004-6).
During my career at Lancaster University, I have held the following administraive roles: Part One Director (2007-10); Employability Officer (2011-14); Convenor of the MA in English LIterary Studies (2015-21); Department Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). In 2022, I was awarded the Dean's Award for Outstanding Contribution in EDI.
I was co-editor of Literature Compass: Renaissance (March 2015-May 2016)
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.
I co-convene the Northern Premodern Seminar (formerly the Northern Premodern Seminar): http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/northern-premodern-seminar/ Please contact me if you would like to organise a seminar or join the seminar's mailing list.
I am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA).
PhD Supervision Interests
I am currently supervising PhD theses on surrealist art and classical myth, classical myth and creative writing, early modern revenge and biopolitics Previously, I have supervised postgraduate research on: Ovid and crip/queer queer theory; sixteenth-century occult poetics; Long Meg of Westminster; early modern mazes; transcultural migrations and Chinese identities I would especially welcome research students working on the following aspects of late medieval, early modern and premodern texts (broadly defined): classical mythology in anglophone cultures; material culture; embodiment; marginalised writers I am happy to co-supervise Creative Writing theses. Please contact me if your are particularly interested in pursuing postgraduate research in any of these areas.
Shrewsbury Quarry: excavating the past; imagining the future
17/11/2018 → 18/11/2018
The Surface Studies Network
01/06/2013 → …
Corpus Research in Early Modern English
01/10/2011 → …
Siting Shakespeare's Seaweed
Making Shakespeare Pay
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