BA (UNL), MA (Sussex), PhD (Queen Mary's, London)
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.
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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ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
- ‘Material Fictions: Counterfeit Correspondence and the Culture of Copying in Early Modern England’, in Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain, ed. A. Gordon and J. Daybell (University of Pennsylvania Press, Material Texts Series, 2016), 85-109.
- ‘The Early Modern Letter-Opener’, introductory essay co-authored with James Daybell, in Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain, ed. A Gordon and J. Daybell (University of Pennsylvania Press, Material Texts Series, 2016), 1-26.
- ‘Recovering Agency in the Epistolary Traffic of Frances, Countess of Essex and Jane Daniell’, in Women and Epistolary Agency in Early Modern Culture, 1450-1690, ed. A. Gordon and J. Daybell (Routledge, Women and Gender in the Early Modern World Series, 2016), 182-206.
- ‘Living Letters’, introductory essay co-authored with James Daybell in Women and Epistolary Agency in Early Modern Culture, 1450-1690, ed. A. Gordon and J. Daybell (Routledge, Women and Gender in the Early Modern World Series, 2016), 1-19.
- ‘Materiality and the Streetlife of the Early Modern City’, in The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe ed. D. Gaimster, T. Hamling and C. Richardson (Routledge, 2016), 126-36.
- The Panyer Alley Boy’, object study, The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe ed. D. Gaimster, T. Hamling and C. Richardson (Routledge, 2016), 215-6.
- 'The Ghost of Pasquill: The Comic Afterlife and the Afterlife of Comedy on the Elizabethan Stage', in The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England ed. Gordon and Thomas Rist (Ashgate, 2013), 229-46.
- 'Essex's Last Campaign: The Fall of the Earl of Essex and Manuscript Circulation', in Essex: The Cultural Impact of an Elizabethan Courtier, ed. Lisa Hopkins and Annaliese F. Connolly (Manchester University Press, 2013), 153-68.
- 'John Stow', 'Richard Grafton', and 'Robert Devereux, 2nd earl of Essex', in Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature ed. Alan Stewart and Garrett Sullivan jr (Blackwells, 2012).
- 'The Puritan Widow and the Spatial Arts in Middleton's Urban Drama', in Thomas Middleton in Context ed. Suzanne Gossett (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
- 'Donne and Late Elizabethan Court Politics', in Oxford Handbook of John Donne ed. Jeanne Shami, Tom Hester and Dennis Flynn (Oxford University Press, 2011), 460-70.
- 'Copycopia, or, the uses of copied correspondence in court culture: A case study', in Material Readings of Early Modern Culture: Texts and Social Practices, 1580-1700 ed. James Daybell and Peter Hinds (Palgrave, 2010), 65-81.
- '"A fortune of Paper walls": the letters of Francis Bacon and the earl of Essex', English Literary Renaissance 37:3 (2007), 319-336.
- '"If my sign could speak"; the signboard and the visual culture of early modern London', Early Theatre 8.1 (2005), 35-51. Downloadable pdf file appears courtesy of Early Theatre, and is also available via: http//www.itergateway.org/
- 'Overseeing and Overlooking: John Stow and the Surveying of the City' in John Stow (1525-1604) and the Making of the English Past, ed Ian Gadd and Alexandra Gillespie (British Library, 2004), 81-88.
- 'The Act of Libel: Conscripting Civic Space in Early Modern England', Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 32:2 (Spring 2002), 375-397. Downloadable pdf file appears courtesy of JMEMS.
- 'Performing London: the map and the city in ceremony' in Literature, Mapping and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britain, ed. Gordon and Klein (Cambridge University Press, 2001), 69-88.
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 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