Dr Jason Scott-Warren, Gonville & Caius

Dr Jason Scott-Warren


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Biographical Information:

I studied English at Jesus College, Cambridge, and went on to become a graduate student and a Research Fellow there. From 1998-2004 I was a lecturer at the University of York, where I set up the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; in 2004, I was appointed to a lectureship at Cambridge and a Fellowship of Gonville and Caius College. I did my PhD under the supervision of Warren Boutcher on books as gifts at the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts; this formed the basis of my first book. Since then, I have written numerous studies of early modern literature in circulation, as well as broader accounts of the relationship between writing and cultural history; for the latter, see my second book, Early Modern English Literature (2005). I am currently Director of the Cambridge Centre for Material Texts, an initiative aimed at bringing people from across the University together to talk about the embodied forms of the sources they study. I am working on a new book about Shakespeare's first documented reader, and co-editing (with Andrew Zurcher) a collection of essays on relationships between reading, writing and eating.


Research Interests:

Early modern literary and cultural history; histories of reading/of the book; textual/manuscript studies; writing and the self; literature and anthropology; materiality; the literatures of London.

Areas of Graduate Supervision:

English and European Renaissance literature; early modern cultural history/cultural geography; history of reading; history of the book; early modern textual circulation; anthropological approaches to literature; material texts and material culture; writing and the self. Contributes to teaching and/or supervision for the Medieval and Renaissance Literature MPhil. See: http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/MPhil_Info_MedRen.htm


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Selected Publications