Professor Derek Hughes

Professor Derek Hughes
Professor Derek Hughes

Professor Derek Hughes

MA, PhD

Emeritus Professor

About

Biography

Derek Hughes (MA, PhD) has written extensively on seventeenth and early eighteenth century English literature, with special interests in drama, women's writing, and representations of America.  He also works on the relationship between literature and music, and on comparative literature, particularly on the relationship between English, classical, and German texts.   His monographs include English Drama,1660-1700 (1996), The Theatre of Aphra Behn (2001), and Culture and Sacrifice: Ritual Death in Literature and Opera (2007), which studies the literary treatment of human sacrifice from Homer to the present day.  He has edited Women Dramatists of the Eighteenth Century (2001) and Versions of Blackness: Key Texts on Slavery from the Seventeenth Century (2007). He is currently working on a study of Wagner’s reading and has published several articles in The Wagner Journal.

Research

Research Overview

Greek and Latin Literature, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature, Comparative Literature, opera (especially Wagner).

Publications

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  • Human Sacrifice and the Literary Imagination

    Hughes, D.
    Sacrifice and Modern Thought. Meszaros, J., Zachhuber, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press, pp. 231-247, 17 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Blackness in Gobineau and Behn: Oroonoko and Racial Pseudo-Science

    Hughes, D.
    Women's Writing, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 204-221
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Public Drama

    Hughes, D.
    The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing. Knoppers, L. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, pp. 260-271, 12 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Human Sacrifice on the Restoration Stage: The Case of Venice Preserv'd

    Hughes, D.
    Philological Quarterly, vol. 88, no. 4, pp. 365-384
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Culture and Sacrifice: Ritual Death in Literature and Opera

    Hughes, D. W.
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 352 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Versions of Blackness: Key texts on slavery from the seventeenth century

    Hughes, D. W.
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 381 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • "Thinking Ignobly of the Soul": Dryden’s Heroic Plays

    Hughes, D. W.
    Literature, Readers and Dialogue: Essays by and in Reply to Douglas Jefferson. University College, Dublin Press, pp. 75-87, 12 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Aphra Behn and the Uses of History

    Hughes, D. W.
    Restoration Literature and Culture, pp. 181-193, 12 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Oroonoko: the Editor and the Marketplace

    Hughes, D. W.
    Aphra Behn (1640-1689): le modèle européen
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and New World Ethnography

    Hughes, D. W.
    A Companion to The Literatures of Colonial America. Castillo, S., Schweitzer, I. T. (eds.). Blackwell, pp. 259-274, 15 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
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