Dr Robert Stagg


Forthcoming 2019, ‘Walking, talking, footing: reading the onstage road’, Reading the Road: Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways, ed. Lisa Hopkins and William Angus (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press)

Forthcoming 2019, 'Against “the music of poetry”’, The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music, ed. Delia da Sousa Correa (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press)

2018, ‘Shakespeare’s Bewitching Line’, Shakespeare Survey, 71

2015, ‘Shakespeare’s Rhythmic Education’, Drama and Pedagogy in Medieval and Early Modern England, ed. Elisabeth Dutton and James McBain (Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto) [printed conference paper]

2014, ‘Wordsworth, Pope, and Writing After Bathos’, Essays in Criticism, 64.1

Dr Stagg is nearing completion of a book about Shakespeare's versification, and am also writing a couple of articles about feminine rhyme in The Taming of the Shrew and editorial treatments of the syllable in early modern verse. 

He reviews for the TLS (recent reviews have included books by Stanley Wells, Richard Wilson, Will Tosh and Catherine Bates), including a broader piece on Philip Sidney’s Defence of Poesy (available here: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/private/planet-like-music/) and has worked as a contemporary fiction reviewer for The Sunday Telegraph and The Economist. He has also reviewed for Renaissance Studies (see for example ‘The Work of Form’, 30.3 (2015)) and have written non-specialist pieces for The Literary London Journal (13.2, 2017), Around the Globe magazine (2016), the Journal of the Northern Renaissance (online, 2016), the Bodleian Library’s ‘Sprint for Shakespeare’s series (2013) and Don’t Do It magazine (online, 2014).

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