Professor John Kerrigan, St John's
Brought up in Liverpool. After undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Oxford, I came to Cambridge as a lecturer in 1982. Once here I was held by the quality of the research libraries, colleagues and students, but giving talks has taken me to many parts of the world, including the USA and Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Shakespeare; seventeenth-century literature, including cultural relations between the three Stuart kingdoms and into continental Europe; Irish studies; British and Irish poetry since 1900.
Areas of Graduate Supervision:
Shakespeare; seventeenth-century literature; Irish studies; modern poetry. Contributes to teaching and/or supervision for the Medieval and Renaissance Literature MPhil. See: http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/
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'Arnold and Seriousness', English, 30 (1981), 263-83
Love's Labour's Lost, ed. (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982), 260 pp.
'Wordsworth and the Sonnet: Building, Dwelling, Thinking', Essays in Criticism, 35 (1985), 45-75
Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint, ed. (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986), 458pp.
Motives of Woe: Shakespeare and 'Female Complaint', ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991), xiv + 310 pp.
'A Complete History of Comic Noses', in Michael Cordner, Peter Holland and John Kerrigan, eds, English Comedy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1994), 241-66
'Writing Numbers: Keats, Hopkins, and the History of Chance', in Nicholas Roe, ed., Keats and History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 280-308
Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), xv + 404 pp.
'Hidden Ireland: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Munster Poetry', Critical Quarterly 40:4 (1998), 76-100
'Mrs Thatcher's Pearl', in Anna Torti and Piero Boitani, eds, The Body and the Soul in Medieval Literature (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1999), 181-99
'Roy Fisher on Location', in John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson, eds, The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Studies (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000), 16-46
On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), ix + 266 pp.
'Paul Muldoon's Transits', in Tim Kendall and Peter McDonald, eds, Paul Muldoon: Critical Essays (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003), 125-49
'Notes from the Home Front: Contemporary British Poetry', Essays in Criticism, 54 (2004), 103-27
Archipelagic English: Literature, History, and Politics, 1603-1707 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), ix + 599 pp.
'Graphics: Charles Tomlinson, Denise Riley, Brian Catling', British and Irish Contemporary Poetry, 1 (2008), 29-48
'Hamlet': The Reasonable Prince(Delhi: Univ. of Delhi, 2008), 23 pp.
'Shakespeare, Oaths and Vows', Proceedings of the British Academy, 167 (2009), 61-89
'Archipelagic Oz', Archipelago, 5 (2010), 54-65
'Louis MacNeice among the Islands', in Fran Brearton, Edna Longley and Peter Mackay, eds, Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 58-86
'Oaths, Threats and Henry V', Review of English Studies, 63 (2012), 551-71
'Coriolanus Fidiussed', Essays in Criticism, 62 (2012), 319-53