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'.
Shakespeare and Narrative
Meek, R. (2009). Shakespeare and Narrative. Literature compass, 6(2), 482-498. doi:10.1111/j.1741-4113.2008.00621.x