BA (UNL), MA (Sussex), PhD (Queen Mary's, London)
Andrew Gordon (BA, MA, PhD) is Lecturer in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature. He is Co-Director of Aberdeen's interdisciplinary Centre for Early Modern Studies. He is also founder of the peripatetic Early Modern Studies in Scotland Seminar, which is held twice a year in a Scottish university.
He has published widely on aspects of the literature and culture of early modern London, from the representation of civic space, the practice of libel, and the cultural meaning of the city's inn signs, to the work of John Stow and Thomas Middleton. He is the author of Writing Early Modern London: Memory, Text and Community (Palgrave, 2013). His work on city mapping led to collaboration with Bernhard Klein on the collection Literature, Mapping and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britain (Cambridge 2001, paberback 2011). His work on urban community gave rise to a collaborative project with Trevor Stack Citizenship Beyond the State, an interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring the importance of early modern conceptions of citizenship for the present day. With Thomas Rist he has recently edited a new collection of essays entitled, The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2013).
He has also worked extensively on the manuscript culture of early modern England, exploring practices of letter-writing and letter-circulation in early modern England. This research has resulted in studies of the correspondence of Francis Bacon, and the manuscript afterlife of Robert Devereux, 2nd earl of Essex and other forthcoming work. He collaborated with James Daybell in the organisation of Cultures of Correspondence, a series of events staged at the universities of Aberdeen and Plymouth. He is co-editor (with Daybell) of New Directions in the Study of Early Modern Correspondence a special issue of Lives and Letters, the journal based at the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (UCL). He previously worked on the Francis Bacon Correspondence Project, for the Oxford edition of Bacon's works.
Recently supervised PhDs include work on drama and equity, and on pedagogical literature and exchange in the sixteenth century. Current doctoral students are woking on various projects including the old wives tale in early modern literature.
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