Dr Emma Rhatigan
School of English
Lecturer in Early Modern Literature
+44 114 222 8476
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School of English
1 Upper Hanover Street
My research interests lie in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, in particular, the genre of the early modern sermon. Much of my work has been dedicated to developing readings of the sermon which locate it within the broader political, religious, and performance cultures of early modern London.
My introduction to early modern sermons came through an undergraduate dissertation on John Donne. I then completed a DPhil at Oxford University on his sermons at Lincoln's Inn.
- Research interests
I am currently completing an edited volume of John Donne’s Inns of Court sermons for the Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne. This edition will provide a freshly edited and, for the first fully annotated text, of Donne’s sermons.
I am also developing a new project exploring connections between the theatre and the pulpit.
- . The Modern Language Review, 114(2), 350-350.
- Preaching to princes: John Burgess and George Hakewill in the royal pulpit. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 62(2), 273-296.
- View this article in WRRO Margins of Error: Performance, Text, and the Editing of Early Modern Sermons. The Library.
- Donne’s Biblical Encounters In Killeen K, Smith H & Willie R (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530-1700 Oxford Handbooks
- Reading the White Devil in Thomas Adams and John Webster, Early Modern Drama and the Bible (pp. 176-194). Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Reading the White Devil in Thomas Adams and John Webster, Early Modern Drama and the Politics of Biblical Reading Palgrave Macmillan
- Preaching Venues: Architecture and Auditories In McCullough P, Adlington H & Rhatigan E (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon (pp. 87-119). Oxford University Press
- Audience, Actors and “Taking Part” in the Revels In Low JA & Myhill N (Ed.), Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1642 (pp. 151-170). Palgrave MacMillan
- Donne's readership at Lincoln's Inn and the Doncaster Embassy In Shami J, Flynn D & Hester MT (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of John Donne (pp. 576-589). Oxford University Press
- 'The sinful history of mine own youth': John Donne preaches at Lincoln's Inn In Archer JE, Goldring E & Knight S (Ed.), The Intellectual and Cultural World of the Early Modern Inns of Court Manchester University Press
- Research group
I welcome PhD students interested in sixteenth- and seventeenth century literature.
- Teaching activities
I teach on the Level 1 modules ‘Renaissance to Revolution’ and ‘Shakespeare’ and I also convene the Level 2 module ‘John Donne'. I contribute to the MA modules ‘Writing the Renaissance’ and ‘The Early Modern Book’.