Dr Peter Holbrook
Dr Peter Holbrook
BA (Hons) (English and Ancient Greek) (Melbourne), M.Phil. (English) (Yale), Ph.D.(English) (Yale)
Dr Holbrook is Senior Lecturer in English Literature in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland.
Dr Holbrook's main research area is English Renaissance literature, including Shakespeare. He has published on the representation of social class in Tudor-Stuart literature, on the politics of the English seventeenth-century court masque, and on nineteenth-century uses of Shakespeare (for example by Nietzsche). He is currently working on appropriations of Shakespeare by liberal intellectuals in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.
The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque. Ed. with David Bevington. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998)
Literature and Degree in Renaissance England: Nashe, Shakespeare, Bourgeois Tragedy (Newark, New Jersey: University of Delaware Press / London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1994)
Journal special issue
The Shakespearean International Yearbook 6 (2006): special issue—Shakespeare and Montaigne Revisited. Special guest editor: Peter Holbrook. General Editors: Tom Bishop and Graham Bradshaw.
Shakespeare’s Individualism, 80,000 word monograph currently with Cambridge University Press
“T.S. Eliot, Sentimental Liberal Criticism, Chaucer and Shakespeare”. Forthcoming (2008), Modern Philology.
“‘Endless Suns on Endless Faces’: Philip Larkin and Shakespeare”. Forthcoming (2008), Shakespeare Survey.
“Shakespearean Immoral Individualism: the Example of Gide”. AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association 106 (2006): 149-163.
“News for the Cultural Materialists: Shakespeare, ‘the Cause of the People’, and The Chartist Circular 1839-1842”. Textual Practice 20.2 (2006): 203-231.
“Introduction”. The Shakespearean International Yearbook 6 (2006): 5-21.
“Anne Wallace: Painting and Awareness”. HEAT new series 9 (2005): 139-165.
“Shakespeare as a Force for Good”. Shakespeare Survey 56 (2003): 203-215.
“Dark Shakespeare”. The Shakespearean International Yearbook 3 (2003): 115-131.
“Thomas Hardy”. 20,000 word section of Great Shakespeareans, a new series from Continuum edited by Adrian Poole and Peter Holland. Forthcoming 2010.
“Shakespeare and Poetry”. Forthcoming in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts, ed. Mark Thornton Burnett, Adrian Streete and Ramona Wray. Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming 2010.
“Ian Fairweather: Vision and Abandonment”. Ian Fairweather: An Artist of the Twenty-First Century. Lismore Regional Art Gallery exhibition catalogue, 2006, pp. 5-22.
“Class X: Shakespeare, Class and the Comedies”. The Blackwell Companions to Shakespeare. Ed. Jean Howard and Richard Dutton. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003, pp. 67-90.