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Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts (2018)
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D. Kennedy, & R. Meek (Eds.), (2018). Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of ekphrasis: the verbal representation of visual art. Ekphrasis has been traditionally regarded as a form of paragone (competition) between word and image. This interdisciplinary collection of essays see... Read More

The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries (2015)
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R. Meek, & E. Sullivan (Eds.), (2015). The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

This collection of essays offers a major reassessment of the meaning and significance of emotional experience in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Recent scholarship on early modern emotion has relied on a medical-historical approach, r... Read More

(S)wept From Power: two versions of tyrannicide in Richard III (2015)
Book Chapter
Kaegi, A. (2015). (S)wept From Power: two versions of tyrannicide in Richard III. In R. Meek, & E. Sullivan (Eds.), The Renaissance of Emotion: understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, 200-220. Manchester University Press

“Rue e’en for ruth”: Richard II and the Imitation of Sympathy (2015)
Book Chapter
Meek, R. (2015). “Rue e’en for ruth”: Richard II and the Imitation of Sympathy. In E. Sullivan, & R. Meek (Eds.), The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, 130-152. Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0007

This chapter examines the various instances of sympathetic engagement and emotional correspondence in Shakespeare’s Richard II. It explores the various figured audiences and emotionally engaged onlookers that the play depicts, and the ways in which t... Read More

‘O, what a sympathy of woe is this': passionate sympathy in Titus Andronicus (2013)
Journal Article
Meek, R. (2013). ‘O, what a sympathy of woe is this': passionate sympathy in Titus Andronicus

Various critics have considered Titus Andronicus in relation to questions of language, grief, and violence. In this paper I want to explore a more specific aspect of the play's interest in the passions: its preoccupation with the concept of sympathy.... Read More

"This orphan play": Cardenio and the construction of the author (2011)
Journal Article
Meek, R., & Rickard, J. (2011). "This orphan play": Cardenio and the construction of the author. Shakespeare, 7(3), (269-283). doi:10.1080/17450918.2011.589058. ISSN 1745-0918

Critical and popular interest in Cardenio/Double Falsehood has focused largely on Shakespeare. Through a combination of Anglocentrism and Shakespeare-centrism, Shakespeare's collaborator, John Fletcher, and the Spanish author of their source, Miguel... Read More

"More than History can Pattern": Shakespeare and Historicism (2010)
Journal Article
Meek, R. (2010). "More than History can Pattern": Shakespeare and Historicism. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 46(2), (221-243). doi:10.1093/fmls/cqp164. ISSN 0015-8518

This article explores current debates in Shakespeare studies regarding the claims of historicism and presentism. The article focuses upon Cymbeline and its fascination with the ways in which our attempts both to reconstruct the past and to understand... Read More

Nothing like the image and horror of it: King Lear and Heart of Darkness (2010)
Journal Article
Meek, R. (2010). Nothing like the image and horror of it: King Lear and Heart of Darkness

There are several allusions to King Lear at the end of Heart of Darkness, suggesting that Joseph Conrad might have had Shakespeare in mind during the composition of his novella. Both texts are concerned with the difficulty of producing meaning in the... Read More

Shakespeare and Narrative (2009)
Journal Article
Meek, R. (2009). Shakespeare and Narrative. Literature compass, 6(2), 482-498. doi:10.1111/j.1741-4113.2008.00621.x

This article explores recent critical work on Shakespeare and narrative. This is a particularly apt time for a reconsideration of this topic, not least because of current debates in Shakespeare studies regarding his status as a ‘literary' drama... Read More

Shakespeare's Book: Essays in Reading, Writing and Reception (2008)
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(2008). Shakespeare's Book: Essays in Reading, Writing and Reception

This collection of essays is part of a new phase in Shakespeare studies. The traditional view of Shakespeare is that he was a man of the theatre who showed no interest in the printing of his plays, producing works that are only fully realised in perf... Read More