Dr Marcus Nevitt
School of English
Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Literature
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School of English
1 Upper Hanover Street
I was appointed as a lecturer in Renaissance Literature here at Sheffield in 2002. This was a welcome return home having spent four years at Sheffield some time previously as both PhD student and Teaching Fellow.
In the intervening three years, I taught in the English Literature departments of the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Leeds.
My first book, Women and the Pamphlet Culture of Revolutionary England was a study of the relationships between cheap print and female agency in the English Civil wars. I also research relationships between news and print culture and co-edited with Michael J. Braddick, Seventeenth-Century Journalism and the Digital Age (2017) Since then, I´ve also developed an interest in Restoration theatre and genre, co-authoring, with Tanya Pollard, Reader in Tragedy: An Anthology of Classical Criticism to Contemporary Theory (Bloomsbury 2019). I’m also one of the contributing editors to the forthcoming CUP edition of the Complete Works of Aphra Behn. My next book is a study of Restoration theatre and patronage. I also review regularly for The Spectator.
- Research interests
I specialise in seventeenth-century literature. I have written principally on cheap print and my monograph, Women and the Pamphlet Culture of Revolutionary England was published by Ashgate in 2006. I have written articles on Ben Jonson and news writing in the seventeenth century, as well as numerous pieces on interregnum royalism and its connection to Restoration culture.
I am currently working on a study of Restoration theatre patronage.
- View this article in WRRO Behn's Jonson. Women's Writing.
- Media History 23.2 (2017). Media History, 23(2), 151-158.
- Books in the News in Cromwellian England. Media History, 23(2), 218-240. View this article in WRRO
- The Theater of The World Turned Upside Down. Prose Studies, 36(3), 185-198. View this article in WRRO
- Sing heavenly news: Journalism and poetic authority in samuel sheppard's The Faerie King (c. 1654). Studies in Philology, 109(4), 496-518.
- The insults of defeat: Royalist responses to Sir William Davenant's Gondibert (1651). Seventeenth Century, 24(2), 287-304.
- Shakespeare: Radical or Republican?. The Cambridge Quarterly, 35(2), 185-188.
- An early allusion to As You Like It?. Notes and Queries, 53(4), 484-486.
- Ben Jonson and the Serial Publication of News. News Networks in Seventeenth-Century Britain and Europe, 53-68.
- Major and the Minors: A Cultural Materialist Reading of 'Julius Caesar'. Shakespeare Criticism, 189-208.
- Book Reviews. Prose Studies, 25(2), 122-136.
- Elizabeth Poole Writes the Regicide. Women's Writing 9 (2), 233-248.
- Women playwrights in England, Ireland and Scotland 1660-1823. SCRIBLERIAN AND THE KIT-CATS, 32(2), 354-356.
- 'Blessed, Self-Denying, Lambe-Like'? The Fifth Monarchist Women. Critical Survey 11:1, 83-97.
- Women in the business of revolutionary news: Elizabeth Alkin, "parliament Joan," and the commonwealth newsbook. Prose Studies, 21(2), 84-108.
- Ballads and the Development of the English Newsbook In Conboy M & Steel J (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to British Media History Routledge
- Thomas Killigrew's 'Thomaso' as Two-Part Comedy In Major P (Ed.), Thomas Killigrew and the Seventeenth-Century English Stage Ashgate
- Women in the business of revolutionary news: Elizabeth Alkin, "parliament Joan" and the commonwealth newsbook, News, Newspapers and Society in Early Modern Britain (pp. 84-108).
- Shakespeare for Royalists: John Quarles and 'The Rape of Lucrece' (1655) In McElligott J & Smith DL (Ed.), Royalists and Royalism During the Interregnum Manchester University Press
- Julius Caesar Routledge
- Milton's Sonnet XIV and the Poetry of George Thomason In Mandelbrote G & Peacey J (Ed.), Collecting Revolution British Library
- Covenanting Citizens: the Protestation Oath and popular political culture in the English Revolution. The Seventeenth Century, 33(5), 618-620.
- London's news press and the Thirty Years War. By Jayne E. E. Boys. (Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History.) Pp. x+337 incl. 4 figs and 6 plates. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011. £60. 978 1 84383 677 3. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 65(1), 207-208.
- Ann Hughes. Gender and the English Revolution . London: Routledge, 2012. vii + 181 pp. $35.95. ISBN: 978–0–415–21491–9.. Renaissance Quarterly, 66(1), 270-271.
Conference proceedings papers
- Research group
I welcome applications from potential research students in all of my research areas.
AHRC Speculative Research Grant £200,000 for ‘Participating in Search Design: A Study of George Thomason’s Newsbooks’: http://psdnewsbooks.wordpress.com/
HEIF 4 Grant, £10,000 (for pilot project with Derbyshire Record Office: ‘Accessing the Regional Archive: The Wheatcroft MSS’)
- Teaching activities
I teach on the following modules:
- LIT107 - Introduction to Advanced Literary Studies 1
- LIT2000 - Genre
- LIT234 - Renaissance Poetry and Prose
- LIT207 - Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature.
- LIT3028/ LIT6008 - Writing the English Civil War (undergraduate and MA modules)