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Dr Dermot Cavanagh

Senior Lecturer

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes


Dermot Cavanagh joined the department in 2004 having taught previously at the universities of Northumbria and Exeter. He has written widely on early modern literature, especially on Shakespeare and Renaissance theatre.

Research Interests

Dermot Cavanagh’s principal research interest lies in early modern political drama. He has edited King John for the third edition of the Norton Shakespeare (forthcoming, 2015) and is working on a critical study of Shakespeare and the commonwealth. He welcomes research proposals in any area of early modern literature and theatre, but especially from those with interests in the following: Shakespeare; Marlowe; Elizabethan and Jacobean drama; Reformation and sixteenth-century writing; modern and contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare.

Research outputs

  1. William Drummond of Hawthornden as Reader of Renaissance Drama

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Politic Bodies in Macbeth

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Research activities & awards

  1. External Examiner MLitt University of Glasgow

    Activity: Examination typesExternal Examiner or Assessor

  2. Journal of the Northern Renaissance (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

  3. W.W. Norton & Co (Publisher)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

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