Dr Charles Moseley, Hughes Hall




Research Interests

Travel writing of the middle ages and early modern period - especially Mandeville; Writing and landscape; Emblem literature of the early modern period. Published work includes material on Chaucer, Milton, Shakespeare, Mandeville, Wordsworth, Wainwright, historical drama and  the emblem form.

Areas of Graduate Supervision

Literature and visual art, mediaeval and early modern periods; Milton; Chaucer, Dunbar, Henryson, Mandeville; Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama; Travel writing

Selected Publications

  • Hungry Heart Roaming: An Odyssey of Sorts,(London: Eyewear Publishing, 2021)
  • Engaging with Chaucer: Theory, Practice, Reading(Berghahn: HewYork and Oxford, 2020)
  • ‘ “Look on this picture, and on this”: or “words, words, words”? in L'Image Brisée XVIe-XVIIe siècles / Breaking the Image 16th-17th centuries, Agnès Lafont, Christian Belin and Nicholas Myers (eds.), Paris: Classiques Garnier, (2019)
  • ‘The Travels of Sir John Mandeville’, in the Routledge Online Encyclopaedia of Medieval Studies (2018).
  • ‘Ancestral Voices’, in Literature and Cultural Memory, ed. Dragos Manea and Andreea Paris, (Amsterdam: Brill, 2017)
  • ‘Thomas Campion’s “There is a Garden in her Face”: text, context, subtext’, in Leonor de Santa Barbara, ed. Flowers: Proceedings of the International Interdisciplinary conference, Nueva Universidad de Lisbõa, 2011 Húmus, for Fundação para Ciéncia e a Tecnologia (In the Press)
  • Editorial essay as Guest Editor in Chaucer: Theory, Practice, Reading,) Critical Survey,29 (3), pp. 1-5
  • Tu numeris elementa ligas’: The Consolation of Nature’s Numbers in Parlement of Foulys, in Chaucer: Theory, Practice, Reading: Critical Survey,29 (3), pp. 86-113..
  • Editorial essay as Guest Editor in Chaucer: Theory, Practice, Reading: Critical Survey,30, (2), pp. 1-5
  • Emblems and emblematics’, Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopaedia, ed. Bruce Smith (Cambridge University Press: In the  Press).
  • ' "Action is Eloquence”: text, script, performance and the failure of criticism’, The Said and the Unsaid, ed. Bledar Toska (University of Vlora, in the Press)
  • Coming to Terms: Cambridge In and Out, (London: IndieBooks, 2017)
  • Latitude North, (London: IndieBooks, 2015)
  • ‘“The Groves of Eden, vanished now so long…”: Landscape, Art and Ideology in picturing the Lost Domain’, in Milton Through the  Centuries, ed. Peti Miklos and Fabiny Tibor, (Karoli Gaspar University, Budapest, 2012).
  • ‘”How the Devil did he learn our Language?’ Richard III and his languages’, English Studies in Albania, I (i) 2011.
  •  "New Things to speak of": Money, Memory and Mandeville’s Travels in early modern England’, Yearbook of English Studies Special Issue on  Early Modern Travel Fiction, ed. N. Das, 41.1 (2011), pp.5-20.
  •  "Whet-stone leasings of old Maundevile: Reading the Travels in Early Modern England", Mandeville and Mandevillian Lore in Early Modern England Ed. Ladan Niayesh, Manchester University Press, 2011.
  •  ‘Introducing Mr Shakespeare, or What’s in a Title Page?’, trans. T.Ozawa,in Ozawa, T. et al., .A Kaleidoscope of Literature:English and American Literatures, and their Surrounding Areas,  (Tokyo: Renga Shobo Shinsha. (New Brick Bookshop), 2010), pp.266-311.
  •  Chapter 5 in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s Last Plays,  ed. C. M. Alexander, (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • C. W. R. D. Moseley,    A Very Brief Introduction to Theatre and theatres of Shakespeare’s Time(Humanities ebooks, 2007).
  • Charles Moseley, "Mandeville and the Amazons", Jean de Mandeville in Europa. Neue Perspektiven in der Reiseliteraturforschung 12, Ed. Ernst Bremer/Susanne Ruhl, 2007.
  • Charles Moseley, "A Portrait of Sir Christopher Hatton, Erasmus and an Emblem of Alciato: some questions", The Antiquaries Journal 86, 2006.
  • Charles Moseley, "Review of Wayne Davis, 'Writing Geographical Exploration: James and the Northwest Passage'", Polar Record 41.2, 2005, 168-71.
  • Charles Moseley, The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, Penguin Books, 2005.
  • Charles Moseley, "William Shakespeare", Continuum Encyclopaedia of British Literature,, Ed. S Serafin, Continuum, 2002