Visiting Research Fellows
The following is a list of scholars and their projects currently affiliated with the Institute:
- Dr Rupert Arrowsmith (University College London) is editing Wiliam Empson’s The Face of the Buddha for Oxford University Press.
- Dr Emily Coit (Princeton University) is a specialist on the work of Henry James. The title of her project is "Rare Discrimination: Literary Cosmopolites and the Problem of Liberal Culture".
- Dr Caroline Hamilton (University of Melbourne) is researching "Off the Shelf: the book as a Multi-Function Device"which aims to study and compare new practices of use involving e-book readers, such as the Kindle, Sony Reader and the iPad, with older forms and technologies of the book.
- Trudy Ko (independent scholar): Her project, "Printed Secrets: Print, the Court, and Inventive Forms of Dissimulation", seeks to cover a lacuna in early modern scholarship by investigating the impact of print on the stagecraft of courtiership in Elizabethan England. While extensive work has revealed the various kinds of self-fashioning necessitated by a court culture rich in theatrical play and apparently sanctioned deception, relatively little work has been done to explore how the opportunities of print altered a highly codified system of topical allusiveness and court-contained secrets.
- Dr Tadashi Kotake is a Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He is editing the Rushworth Gospels (Oxford, Bodleian MS Auct. D.2.19) on the basis of philological and historical research
- Professor Susan Powell (University of Salford, Manchester) is working on a project ‘Mirk’s Festial: 150 years of book and language history’to assess its impact within a rapidly changing religious/political situation and to analyse the forms in which it was disseminated.
- Dr Susan Rudy (University of Calgary) is completing a monograph on "Poetries of Enactment: Contemporary Innovative Poetry by Women in Britain and North America", which covers figures such as Nicole Brossard, Erín Moure, Lisa Robertson, Andrea Brady and Caroline Bergvall.
- Dr Nicholas Sparks (University of Cambridge) is working on the MSS of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.