Dr Emma Rhatigan

School of English

Lecturer in Early Modern Literature

English Emma Rhatigan
e.k.rhatigan@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8476

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Dr Emma Rhatigan
School of English
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RA
Profile

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.

Publications

Edited books

  • McCullough P, Adlington H & Rhatigan E (Eds.) (2011) The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon. Oxford: Oxford University Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Rhatigan EK (2015) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rhatigan E (2012) Reading the White Devil in Thomas Adams and John Webster, Early Modern Drama and the Bible (pp. 176-194). Palgrave Macmillan UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rhatigan EK (2012) Reading the White Devil in Thomas Adams and John Webster, Early Modern Drama and the Politics of Biblical Reading Palgrave Macmillan RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rhatigan EK (2011) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rhatigan EK (2011) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rhatigan E (2011) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rhatigan E (2010) '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 RIS download Bibtex download
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’.