Dr Huw Griffiths
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Room N326, John Woolley Building (A20)
My research interests lie in sixteenth and seventeenth-century English literature and culture. Specific interests include: constructions of the early modern nation; rhetoric, politics and the body; sovereignty; violence in Shakespeare’s history plays; Shakespeare and Wales; representations of the ruin. Other interests include eighteenth-century adaptations of Shakespeare, contemporary British poetry and contemporary gay fiction.
A long-term project examining the politics of sovereignty, pathos and violence in Shakespeare’s history plays, both in the original text and in contemporary performance.
A Nation in Ruins: Space, Text and History in Early Modern England
This is a book based partly on work initially completed for my PhD, but substantially altered through preparing work on the figure of the ruin in early modern literature for other publications.
'The Friend in Cardenio, Double Falshood and Don Quixote'
This is a chapter commissioned for an edited collection, to be titled Searching for Cardenio, edited by Gary Taylor and David Carnegie, the proposal currently under review at Oxford University Press.
- Griffiths, H 2005, Shakespeare - Hamlet: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism, Palgrave MacMillan, United States
- Griffiths, H 2007, The Sonnet in Ruins: Time and the Nation in 1599, Early Modern Culture: an electronic seminar (6)
- Griffiths, H 2010, 'O, I am ignorance itself in this!' Listening to Welsh in Shakespeare and Armin, Shakespeare and Wales: From Marches to the Assembly, Ashgate, Farnham, UK, 111-126
- Griffiths, H 2010, Shakespeare, Pathos and Sovereign Violence: 3 Henry VI and King Lear, Rapt in Secret Studies: Emerging Shakespeares, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 91-111
- Griffiths, H 2007, Letter-writing Lucrece: Shakespeare in the 1590s, Rhetoric, Women and Politics in Early Modern England, Routledge, London, 89-110