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Dr Stewart Mottram

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of English and American Studies

Summary

Stewart Mottram came to Hull in 2010, having previously taught at Leeds, Aberystwyth, and Sidney Sussex, Cambridge. His recent research explores writerly responses to the violence and vandalism of religious reformation in the early modern period (1500-1700), and his second monograph - 'Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell' - was published by Oxford University Press in March 2019.

Mottram is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature and acts as Director of Research for the Department of English, Creative Writing, and American Studies at Hull, and as Programme Director for Hull's MA English (Creative Writing and English Literature) degree.

Undergraduate

Level 4

- Reading Poetry (module leader)

- Travels in Text and Time (module leader)

Level 6

- Dissertation (supervisor)

Level 7

- Ruin and Reformation in English Renaissance Writing (module leader)

- Creative Writing Portfolio (module leader)

- Dissertation (module leader)

- Guided Independent Research Essay (supervisor)

- Medieval and Renaissance Intertextualities (seminar tutor)

Book

Ruin and reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell

Mottram, S. (2019). Ruin and reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell. Oxford University Press (OUP)

Book Chapter

Spenser’s Dutch uncles: The family of love and the four translations of a theatre for worldlings

Mottram, S. (2014). Spenser’s Dutch uncles: The family of love and the four translations of a theatre for worldlings. In J. Maria Perez Fernandez, & E. Wilson-Lee (Eds.), Translation and the Book Trade in Early Modern Europe, 164-184. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139942393.009

Journal Article

Brief reflections: the marble surfaces of Marvell’s memorial verse

Mottram, S. (2017). Brief reflections: the marble surfaces of Marvell’s memorial verse. Journal of the Northern Renaissance, 8,

“With guiltles blood oft stained”: Spenser’s Ruines of Time and the Saints of St. Albans

Mottram, S. (2018). “With guiltles blood oft stained”: Spenser’s Ruines of Time and the Saints of St. Albans. Spenser studies, 31(1), 533-556. https://doi.org/10.1086/694442

The religious geography of Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode”: popery, presbytery, and parti-coloured picts

Mottram, S. (2018). The religious geography of Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode”: popery, presbytery, and parti-coloured picts. Seventeenth Century, 33(4), 441-461. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117X.2018.1484636

Research interests

Mottram's current research explores representations of flooding in English literature from the mid-C17th, with a particular focus on Andrew Marvell. Mottram’s AHRC Creative Industries Cluster project, ‘By the rising tide of Humber: Flooding Andrew Marvell’s Hull in VR’, is an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in English, Geography, and Environmental Science, working in partnership with BetaJester Ltd, and runs until March 2020.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Mottram welcomes applications from PhD students in the following broad areas:

- Literature and religion: medieval to early modern

- Literature and environment

- Flooding in English literature

- Andrew Marvell

- William Shakespeare (Poetry)

- Edmund Spenser

Completed PhDs

Supervised the following projects to successful completion in recent years:

- Kaylara Ann Reed (as first supervisor), Writing Reform in 14th-century English Romance (2017). External examiner, Professor Raluca Radulescu (Bangor).

- Amy Albudri (as second supervisor),Phantasmal Morgans and Other Women (2016). External examiner, Dr Rob Gossedge (Cardiff).

Current PhD supervisions

Currently acting as first supervisor for a project on Ovid in English poetry and second supervising a NECAH-funded project on early modern English medicine and drama.