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Visiting Scholar: Greg Walker

Image courtesy of Greg Walker.
Jan 9 2017
Greg Walker holds the Regius Chair of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently also the holder of a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship for 2017-2018, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, The English Association, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is the author of numerous books, essays, and articles on late medieval and early-modern literature, drama, and cultural history, including Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation (Oxford UP, 2005); The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama (OUP, 2014), co-edited with Thomas Betteridge, and Imagining Spectatorship from the Mysteries to the Shakespearean Stage (OUP, 2016), co-written with John J. McGavin.
 
While a CESTA Fellow in the Fall of 2016 he worked on two projects: a biography of the Tudor playwright and musician John Heywood and the 2017 issue of the annual publication Essays and Studies on the theme of ‘Textual Distortion’ co-edited with Elaine M. Treharne. He also gave a paper at the Stanford medieval and early modern seminar and discussed my work with the early modern English Literature reading group, convened by Dr Ivan Lupic. He also met a number of Stanford postgrads and postdoctoral fellows to discuss their work with them, and took part in the practice interviews for Stanford students applying for Marshall and Fulbright Fellowships to the UK.