Dr Andrew Gordon

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

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Andrew Gordon
Dr Andrew Gordon

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Biography

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. He is currently Director of Postgraduate Research in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture.

Research

Research Interests

He has published widely in areas such as the literature and culture of early modern London, practices of letter-writing, and textual transmission in both manuscript and print.  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). He also directed The Correspondence of Robert Beale (1541-1601) funded by a Hunter-Caldwell award. 

Collaborating with Aberdeen Performing Arts and the director Alasdair Hunter, he has developed a project that combines creative practice and academic research. The project uses an investigation of the theatrical culture of early modern Aberdeen (including archival records of touring companies in the city), as a platofrm for exploring the experiences of migration and accommodation in the modern day city. It has resulted in several performance events including, most recently, What Country Friends Is This?, a work structured around the visit of a touring company that incorporated the experiences of members of the city's Polish community. This production featured as part of the Silver City Stories festival in July 2017.

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

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

Further Info

External Responsibilities

External Examiner, English Programme, Queen Mary's University of London, 2016-

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

Admin Responsibilities

Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture

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