Prof. Emma DEPLEDGE
Assistant professor (visiting)
+41 22 379 70 27
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Research Interests / Recherches
Emma Depledge (BA, MA Leicester, PhD Geneva) specialises in seventeenth and eighteenth-century British literature. Her research interests include William Shakespeare, John Milton, authorship studies, book history, royalist writing, theatre history and mock-heroic poetry.
Emma’s first book, Shakespeare’s Rise to Cultural Prominence: Print, Politics and Alteration, 1642-1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2018), argues that the Exclusion Crisis of 1678-82 ought to be seen as the watershed moment in Shakespeare’s authorial afterlife. She is also co-editor of Canonising Shakespeare: Stationers and the Book Trade, 1640-1740 (with Peter Kirwan, Cambridge University Press, 2017), the first comprehensive study of Shakespeare’s print history, 1640-1740; and co-editor of a collection entitled Making Milton: Print, Authorship, Afterlives (with John Garrison and Marissa Nicosia, Oxford University Press, 2021). She has also co-edited a special issue of the Huntington Library Quarterly (with Rachel Willie), entitled ‘Performance and the Paper Stage, 1642-1695’ (forthcoming, March 2022).
She is currently working on a monograph that explores the relationship between mock-heroic poetry and the London book trade, 1660-1740, a minigraph entitled Shakespeare and Paper, and a descriptive bibliography of quarto editions of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
Emma is associate editor for the journal English Studies, and she writes the annual review of Editions and Textual Studies for Shakespeare Survey.
Books and Monographs
Shakespeare's Rise to Cultural Prominence: Print, Politics and Alteration, 1642-1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
Canonising Shakespeare: Stationers and the Book Trade, 1640-1740 (ed. with Peter Kirwan, Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Making Milton: Print, Authorship, Afterlife (ed. with John Garrison and Marissa Nicosia, Oxford University Press, 2021).
Performance and the Paper Stage, 1640-1700: Special Issue of Huntington Library Quarterly (ed. With Rachel Willie, forthcoming March 2022).
'The Year's Work: Editions and Textual Studies', Shakespeare Survey (2021), forthcoming.
'False Dating: The Case of the "1676" Hamlet Quartos', Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 112: 2 (June 2018), 183-199.
'Playbills, Prologues and Title Pages: Selling Shakespeare Adaptations of the Exclusion Crisis, 1678-1682', Philological Quarterly 91 (2012), 305-30.
'Authorship and Alteration: Shakespeare on the Exclusion Crisis Stage and Page, 1678-1682', in Medieval and Early Modern Authorship, ed. by Lukas Erne and Guillemette Bolens (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature) 25 (Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2011), 199-213.
'Performance and the Paper Stage: Introduction' (with Rachel Willie), in 'Performance and The Paper Stage, 1642-1695', Special Issue of Huntington Library Quarterly, eds. Depledge and Rachel Willie (forthcoming, March 2022).
'Resources', in The Arden Companion to Shakespeare and Textual Studies, ed. Lukas Erne (Arden, forthcoming).
'Paper / Ink', in Shakespeare / Text, ed. Claire M. L. Bourne (Arden, forthcoming).
'Battles of Words and Books: Mock-Heroic Poems and The Book Trade, 1660-1740', in A World of Words and Books: Essays in Honour of Allen Reddick, ed. Antoinina Bevan Zlatar, Mark Ittensohn, Enit Steiner, and Olga Timofeeva (John Benjamins, forthcoming).
'(Re)Packaging Milton for the Late-Seventeenth-Century Book Trade: Jacob Tonson, Paradise Lost and John Dryden's The State of Innocence', in Making Milton: Print, Authorship, Afterlife, eds. Depledge, Garrison and Nicosia (OUP, forthcoming).
'Introduction' (with Garrison and Nicosia), in Making Milton (Oxford University Press, 2021).
'Introduction' (with Peter Kirwan), in Canonising Shakespeare, eds. Depledge and Kirwan (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 1-14.
'Shakespeare for Sale, 1640-1740', in Canonising Shakespeare, eds. Depledge and Kirwan (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 17-25.
'Editing Shakespeare, 1640-1700' (with Peter Kirwan), in Canonising Shakespeare, eds. Depledge and Kirwan (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 145-52.
'The Politics of Rape in Shakespeare Alterations of the Exclusion Crisis: Nahum Tate's The History of King Lear, 1681', in Renaissance Shakespeare: Shakespeare Renaissances, Proceedings of the 9th World Shakespeare Conference, ed. by Michael Dobson, Andreas Höfele, Martin Procházka, and Hanna Scolnicov (Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 2014), 317-24.
'Poetry, Publishers, and Print: Humphrey Moseley, Henry Herringman, and Jacob Tonson', in Oxford History of Poetry in English: Volume 5, Seventeenth-Century British Poetry, ed. Laura L. Knoppers (OUP).
'Early Editions, 1660-1850', in The Oxford Handbook to Shakespeare and Authorship Studies, ed. Rory Loughnane and Will Sharpe (OUP).