Dr Andrew Gordon

Senior Lecturer

BA (UNL), MA (Sussex), PhD (Queen Mary's, London)

Dr Andrew Gordon

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272626
Email: a.gordon@abdn.ac.uk
Address: Taylor Building, B07


Andrew Gordon (BA, MA, PhD) is Senior Lecturer in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature. He is Co-Director of Aberdeen's interdisciplinary Centre for Early Modern Studies.

Research Interests

His research falls into two main areas, the literature and culture of early modern London, and practices of letter-writing and textual transmission.  He is the author of Writing Early Modern London: Memory, Text and Community  (Palgrave, 2013) as well as various collections including Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain (U Penn, 2016) and Women and Epistolary Agency in Early Modern Culture, 1450-1690 (Routledge, 2016), (co-ed w. J. Daybell), and The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2013) (co-ed w. T. Rist).

Recently supervised PhDs include work on drama and equity; on pedagogical literature and exchange  in the sixteenth century; and the old wives tale in early modern literature. He welcomes enquiries from prospective graduate students in all aspects of early modern research 


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Teaching Responsibilities

EL2011: Encounters with Shakespeare

EL30CP: Page and Stage: Renaissance Writing, 1500-1640

EL40AD: Staging the City: Renaissance Urban Drama

EL5590: Locations and Dislocations: The Role of Place in Literature

External Responsibilities

External Examiner, English Programme, University of Newcastle, 2012-16

Editorial Board, Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

Editorial Board, Literary London

Early Modern Studies in Scotland, Covener, 2008-

Renaissance Society of America, Council Member

Advisory Board, Women's Early Modern Letters Online

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