Dr Raphael Lyne, Murray Edwards



Biographical Information

I am a Reader in Renaissance Literature and a Fellow and Director of Studies at Murray Edwards College. In addition to my college web page (here) and the publications list below, you can find out a bit more about my interests in my blog, 'What Literature Knows About Your Brain', which is here.

Research Interests

Sixteenth and seventeenth-century literature, especially 1500-1625; cognitive approaches to literature / cognitive literary theory; classical influences on English Literature 1500-1700; Shakespeare, especially the late plays and the poems; theories of memory; theory and practice of imitation; the relationships between texts and their sources; genre.

Areas of Graduate Supervision

Supervises MPhils and PhDs in the fields mentioned above under 'Research Interests'. Contributes to teaching and/or supervision for the Medieval and Renaissance Literature MPhil.

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming: an edition of Shakespeare's poems, edited with Cathy Shrank (Routledge); an essay on satire, food, and print in the work of John Skelton; an essay on Relevance Theory, historicism, and Robert Herrick; an essay on 'kinesic intelligence' and signs of life in Shakespeare; an essay on distributed cognition in the plays of Ben Jonson; and an essay on the psychology of morality and disgust and Shakespeare's problem plays.
  • Memory and Intertextuality in Renaissance Literature, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ‘Shakespeare, Perception and Theory of Mind’ in Reading Literature Cognitively, edited by Terence Cave, a special issue of Paragraph, 37 (2014).
  • 'Thinking in Stanzas: Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece' in The Work of Form: Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture, ed. Elizabeth Scott-Baumann and Ben Burton, Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • 'The Shakespearean Grasp', Cambridge Quarterly, 2013.
  • 'Recognition in Cymbeline', in Late Shakespeare 1608-1613, ed. Rory Loughnane and Andrew Power, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Shakespeare, Rhetoric and Cognition, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • 'Dryden and the Complete Career', in Classical Literary Careers and their Reception, ed. Philip Hardie and Helen Moore, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • ‘The Sonnets’, special issue of Shakespeare (2009), co-edited with Cathy Shrank
  • 'Neoclassicisms’, in Tragedy in Transition, ed. Sarah Annes Brown and Catherine Silverstone, Blackwell, 2007
  • Shakespeare's Late Work (Oxford Shakespeare Topics series), Oxford University Press, 2007, 192
  • 'Shakespeare, Plautus, and the Discovery of New Comic Space', in Shakespeare and the Classics, ed. Charles Martindale and Anthony Brian Taylor, Cambridge University Press, 2004, 122-38
  • "Grille's Moral Dialogue: Spenser and Plutarch", Spenser Studies, 2004
  • "Writing Back to Ovid in the 1560s and 1570s", Translation and Literature, 2004
  • "Love and Exile After Ovid", The Cambridge Companion to Ovid, ed. Philip Hardie, CUP, 2002
  • "Ovid in English Translation", The Cambridge Companion to Ovid, ed. Philip Hardie, CUP, 2002
  • Ovid's Changing Worlds: English Metamorphoses 1567-1632, Oxford University Press, 2001