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Dr Richard Meek


Richard Meek

Lecturer/ Admissions Tutor

Biography Dr Meek's main research interests are in Shakespeare and early modern literature, ekphrasis and the relationship between visual and verbal modes of representation, and the history of emotion.

He recently co-edited a collection of essays titled The Renaissance of Emotion: Understanding Affect in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (Manchester University Press, 2015).

Dr Meek's current research project is a monograph that explores representations of sympathy and empathy in early modern literature. It is provisionally titled 'The Relativity of Sorrows: Sympathy in Early Modern Literature and Culture, 1580-1640'.

International Visitor Fellowship at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, included giving the opening keynote lecture at 'Hamlet and Emotions: Then and Now'.
Teaching and Learning Undergraduate

- Re-Visioning Shakespeare

- Travels in Text and Time

- Love and Desire in Renaissance Literature

- Shakespeare

- Speaking Pictures: Literature and the Visual Arts


- Medieval and Renaissance Intertextualities (MA module)

- Victorian Literature and the Visual Arts (MA module)
Scopus Author ID 26035629300