Lecturer / Programme Director for the MA in English
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.
Dr Meek has recently completed his second monograph – a study of the representation and development of sympathy in the years 1580-1640, entitled Sympathy in Early Modern Literature and Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2023).
He has co-edited three collections of essays with Manchester University Press, including most recently Ekphrastic Encounters: New Interdisciplinary Essays on Literature and the Visual Arts (2019).
In 2017 he held a International Visitor Fellowship at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in Perth, Australia, which included giving the opening keynote lecture at the conference 'Hamlet and Emotions: Then and Now'.
Teaching and Learning
- Re-Visioning Shakespeare
- Travels in Text and Time
- Love and Desire in Renaissance Literature
- Speaking Pictures: Literature and the Visual Arts
- Medieval and Renaissance Intertextualities (MA module)
- Victorian Literature and the Visual Arts (MA module)