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Dr Richard Meek

Lecturer/ Admissions Tutor

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts

Summary

Dr Meek's main research interests are in Shakespeare and early modern literature, ekphrasis and the relationship between visual and verbal modes of representation, and the history of emotion. He recently co-edited a collection of essays titled The Renaissance of Emotion: Understanding Affect in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (Manchester University Press, 2015). Dr Meek's current research project is a monograph that explores representations of sympathy and empathy in early modern literature. It is provisionally titled 'The Relativity of Sorrows: Sympathy in Early Modern Literature and Culture, 1580-1640'. International Visitor Fellowship at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, included giving the opening keynote lecture at 'Hamlet and Emotions: Then and Now'.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate - Re-Visioning Shakespeare - Travels in Text and Time - Love and Desire in Renaissance Literature - Shakespeare - Speaking Pictures: Literature and the Visual Arts Postgraduate - Medieval and Renaissance Intertextualities (MA module) - Victorian Literature and the Visual Arts (MA module)

Book

The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

R. Meek, & E. Sullivan (Eds.), (2015). The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

D. Kennedy, & R. Meek (Eds.), (2018). Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Book Chapter

“Rue e’en for ruth”: Richard II and the Imitation of Sympathy

Meek, R. (2015). “Rue e’en for ruth”: Richard II and the Imitation of Sympathy. In E. Sullivan, & R. Meek (Eds.), The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, 130-152. Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0007

Journal Article

"This orphan play": Cardenio and the construction of the author

Meek, R., & Rickard, J. (2011). "This orphan play": Cardenio and the construction of the author. Shakespeare, 7(3), (269-283). doi:10.1080/17450918.2011.589058. ISSN 1745-0918

‘O, what a sympathy of woe is this': passionate sympathy in Titus Andronicus

Meek, R. (2013). ‘O, what a sympathy of woe is this': passionate sympathy in Titus Andronicus

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Meek is happy to supervise PhD students interested in Shakespeare and early modern literature; Shakespeare's afterlives; the history of emotion; and the relationship between visual and verbal art. Current PhD supervisions Andrew Hewitt, Thomas Hardy, Affect and Body Language (co-supervised with Jane Thomas)