Research Profile

Dr Richard
Chamberlain

Senior Lecturer in English & Creative Writing

Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

  • Richard’s main interests are in Renaissance literature, Shakespeare studies and critical theory. In particular, his research investigates the politics of interpretation and the relationship between literature and society. Radical Spenser: Pastoral, Politics and the New Aestheticism (2005) approached these questions by tracing the ethical and political implications of an open-ended ‘pastoral’ logic at work in Spenser’s writing. Richard is now working on a new book, Shakespeare’s Refusers, looking at figures who negate coercive social participation – that is, who ‘just say no’ to behaviour collectively enforced in the name of enjoyment. In the longer term, he is researching aspects of happiness and utopia in the Renaissance, and singularity in Shakespeare’s Sonnets. He also has other interests in Dylan Thomas and Welsh writing in English.

    Research proposals on any of the above areas would be welcome, particularly – with regard to Shakespeare or Renaissance literature – those intersecting with aspects of critical theory.

  • Richard currently teaches on a range of undergraduate modules:

    • LIT4001 English Dissertations
    • LIT3025 Renaissance Literature (Module Leader)
    • LIT2040 Twenty-First Century Shakespeares (Module Leader)
    • LIT2036 Eighteenth-Century Literature: Satire and Sensibility (Module Leader)
    • LIT1005 Readers, Writers and their Theories (Joint Module Leader)
    • LIT1001 Creating Worlds: Readers, Writers and Genres (Joint Module Leader)
  • Jump to: 2017 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2007 | 2005

    2017

    2015

    • Chamberlain, R. (2015) What’s happiness in Hamlet? In: Meek, R. and Sullivan, E. (eds.) Meek, Richard and Sullivan, Erin The Renaissance of Emotion: Understanding Affect in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. Manchester: Manchester University Press. pp. 153-174.

    2014

    2012

    • Chamberlain, R. (2012) The mask of the refuser. Paper presented to: Shakespeare Inside-Out: Depth, Surface, Meaning, Lancaster University, 24-26 February 2012. (Unpublished)

    2011

    2007

    2005

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