Dr Emma Rhatigan
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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.
I am currently developing my DPhil thesis into a monograph on preaching and religious culture at Lincoln´s Inn from 1570 to 1641. In conjunction with this work I am editing a volume of Donne´s Inn of Court sermons for the recently commissioned and AHRC-funded Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne (general editor Peter McCullough). This edition aims to provide a freshly edited and, for the first time, fully annotated text of Donne´s sermons.
I have also edited, together with Peter McCullough and Hugh Adlington, the Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermons. This collection of twenty-five essays offers a full survey of preaching in the British Isles from 1500-1740, together with a comprehensive guide to the key rhetorical, theological, and historical precepts essential to the study of early modern sermons.
I teach on both level one and two modules, including LIT 234 `Renaissance Literature´, LIT2000 ‘Genre’, and LIT 255 ‘John Donne’. I also contribute to the MA modules `Writing the Renaissance´, ‘Study of Texts’, and ‘The Country House and the English Literary Imagination’.
I welcome PhD students interested in sixteenth- and seventeenth century literature.