School of English

About

(BA, Trinity College Dublin; PhD, Trinity College Dublin)

I joined the School of English in the summer of 2016, having spent the previous five years working in the United States at Syracuse University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. My teaching and research is primarily in the area of early modern studies, with particular interests in intellectual history (specifically studies of memory), literary theory, editorial theory, history of the book, and studies of nationality, transgression, and normality.

I am an Associate Editor of The New Oxford Shakespeare (Oxford University Press, 2016), editing ten plays and co-editing another for the new edition. Plays I have edited include The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Henry V, All’s Well that Ends Well, and The Tempest. For the Authorship Companion to the edition, I co-authored a book-length essay about the ‘Canon and Chronology’ of Shakespeare’s works with Gary Taylor.

My most recent book is The Memory Arts in Renaissance England: A Critical Anthology (Cambridge University Press, 2016). This anthology of over seventy excerpts, co-edited with William E. Engel and Grant Williams, is the first collection of writings about memory in early modern England.

Other recent and current book projects include investigations into Shakespeare’s late and early works. Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613,co-edited with Andrew J. Power, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013 and reprinted in paperback in 2015. Our new companion collection, Early Shakespeare, 1588-1594, is currently in progress. 

I am also interested in multi-national perspectives in early modern literature. In this vein, Willy Maley and I co-edited a collection entitled Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers (Ashgate, 2013).

With Edel Semple, I am the co-editor of two collections about early modern drama and theory. Staged Transgression in Shakespeare’s England appeared in 2013 with Palsgrave Macmillan’s Shakespeare Studies series (series eds. Dympna Callaghan and Michael Dobson). A new collection, Staged Normality in Shakespeare’s England, is forthcoming with the same series in 2017. 

Other recent publications include the co-edited Yearbook of English Studies (2014), chapters in Michael Neill and David Schalkwyk’s The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy, Dympna Callaghan’s A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare (2nd Edition), and forthcoming essays in The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Memory and The Review of English Studies.

I am currently completing a monograph about Thomas Middleton’s adaptation of several of Shakespeare’s plays. 

Contact Information

Address

Office: W4.N3 (Rutherford)

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Publications

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Edited book
Loughnane, R. ed. (2013). Staged Transgression in Shakespeare's England. [Online]. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan. Available at: http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137349347.
Maley, W. and Loughnane, R. eds. (2013). Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
Loughnane, R. and Power, A.J. eds. (2012). Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613. [Online]. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. Available at: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781139786379.
Book section
Loughnane, R. (2017). Thomas Middleton in All's Well that Ends Well? Part Two. in: Taylor, G. and Egan, G. eds. The New Oxford Shakespeare: Authorship Companion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 321-337.
Taylor, G. and Loughnane, R. (2017). The Canon and Chronology of Shakespeare's Works. in: Taylor, G. and Egan, G. eds. The New Oxford Shakespeare: Authorship Companion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 417-603.
Loughnane, R. (2017). Thomas Middleton in All's Well that Ends Well? Part One. in: Taylor, G. and Egan, G. eds. The New Oxford Shakespeare: Authorship Companion. Oxford, Uk: Oxford University Press, pp. 278-302.
Loughnane, R. (2016). The Medieval Inheritance. in: Neill, M. and Schalkwyk, D. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 35-53. Available at: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-shakespearean-tragedy-9780198724193?cc=gb&lang=en&.
Loughnane, R. (2016). The virginity dialogue in All's Well that Ends Well: feminism, editing, and adaptation. in: Callaghan, D. ed. A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare. Malden, MA, USA: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 411-427. Available at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118501268.html.
Loughnane, R. (2013). The Artificial Figures in Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. in: Rist, T. and Gordon, A. eds. The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, pp. 211-228. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/The-Arts-of-Remembrance-in-Early-Modern-England-Memorial-Cultures-of-the/Gordon-Rist/p/book/9781409446576.
Loughnane, R. (2013). "I myself would for Caernarfonshire": The Old Lady in King Henry VIII. in: Loughnane, R. and Maley, W. eds. Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, pp. 185-204.
Loughnane, R. (2012). The Enigma of Divine Revelation in Tourneur's The Atheist's Tragedy. in: Sweetnam, M. and Cooney, H. eds. Enigma and Revelation in Renaissance English Literature. Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press, pp. 136-151. Available at: http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2012/enigma-and-revelation-in-renaissance-english-literature/contents.
Loughnane, R. (2012). The framework for playgoer response in King Henry VIII. in: Loughnane, R. and Power, A. J. eds. Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 108-123. Available at: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781139786379&ss=toc.
Article
Loughnane, R. (2016). Re-editing Non-Shakespeare for the Modern Reader: The Murder of Mutius in Titus Andronicus. The Review of English Studies [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/res/hgw078.
Loughnane, R. (2014). Reputation and the Red Bull Theatre, 1625-1642. The Yearbook of English Studies, 2014 [Online] 44:29-50. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5699/yearenglstud.44.2014.0029.
Scholarly edition
Loughnane, R. (2016). The Tempest Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Engel, W., Loughnane, R. and Williams, G. (2016). The Memory Arts in Renaissance England: A Critical Anthology Engel, W. E., Loughnane, R. and Williams, G. eds. [Online]. Available at: http://www.cambridge.org/zw/academic/subjects/literature/renaissance-and-early-modern-literature/memory-arts-renaissance-england-critical-anthology?format=HB.
Loughnane, R. (2016). Cymbeline, King of Britain Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Loughnane, R. (2016). Twelfth Night Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Loughnane, R. (2016). All's Well that Ends Well Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Loughnane, R. (2016). The comical history of the Merchant of Venice; or, the Jew of Venice Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Loughnane, R. (2016). Pericles, Prince of Tyre Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Loughnane, R. (2016). The second part of Henry VI; or, The first part of the Contention Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Loughnane, R. (2016). The Two Noble Kinsmen Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Loughnane, R. (2016). The life of Henry the Fifth Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Loughnane, R. (2016). The reign of Edward III Taylor, G. et al. eds.
Edited journal
Loughnane, R., Power, A.J. and Sillitoe, P. eds. (2014). The Yearbook of English Studies, 2014 (Caroline Literature). The Yearbook of English Studies, 2014 44:1-294.
Total publications in KAR: 26 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

  • Shakespeare
  • Early Modern Literature (1500-1700)
  • History of the Book
  • Literary Theory
  • Editing Theory and Practice
  • Intellectual History (studies of memory and mnemonics)
  • Studies of National Identity
  • Transgression and Normality
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Teaching

During the 2016/17 academic year, I will be teaching:

EN694 Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama (Stage 2)

EN692 Early Modern Literature 1500-1700 (Stage 2)

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School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 823054

Last Updated: 04/10/2016