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Bradley Irish

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Biography

Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Education

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Bio

Bradley Irish studies the literature and culture of sixteenth-century England, with a particular focus on the history of emotion.  His first book -- Emotion in the Tudor Court: Literature, History, and Early Modern Feeling -- draws on literary analysis, archival research, and cross-disciplinary scholarship in the sciences and humanities to interrogate the socioliterary operation of emotion in the Tudor courtly sphere.

Publications 

Emotion in the Tudor Court: Literature, History, and Early Modern Feeling. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2018. [Forthcoming]

“Fulke Greville the Courtier: Courting the Ghosts of Sidney and Essex.” In The Measure of the Mind: Fulke Greville and the Culture of the English Renaissance. Ed. Russell J. Leo, Katrin Röder, and Freya Sierhuis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. [Forthcoming]

"Coriolanus and the Poetics of Disgust." Shakespeare Survey 69 (2016): 198-215.

"Friendship and Frustration: Counter-Affect in the Letters of Philip Sidney and Hubert Languet." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 57 (2015): 412-32.

"The Sidneys and Foreign Affairs, 1575-1578: An Unpublished Letter of Sir Henry Sidney." English Literary Renaissance 45 (2015): 90-119.

"The Literary Afterlife of the Essex Circle: Fulke Greville, Tacitus, and BL Additional MS 18638." Modern Philology 112 (2014): 271-285.

“The Rivalrous Emotions in Surrey's 'So Crewell Prison.’” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 53 (2014): 1-24.

“Writing Woodstock: The Prehistory of Richard II and Shakespeare’s Dramatic Method.” Renaissance Drama 41 (2013): 131-149.

"‘Not cardinal but king’: Thomas Wolsey and the Henrician Diplomatic Imagination." In Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare. Ed. William T. Rossiter and Jason Powell. Burlington, VT: Ashgate: 2013. 85-99.

"Libels and the Essex Rising." Notes and Queries 59.1 (2012): 87-89.

“Gender and Politics in the Henrician Court: The Douglas-Howard Lyrics in the Devonshire Manuscript (BL Add 17492).” Renaissance Quarterly 64.1 (2011): 79-114.

“Henry Howard, earl of Surrey." In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Ed. Garrett Sullivan and Alan Stewart. 3 vols. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011. 2.511-516.

“Vengeance, Variously: Revenge Before Kyd in Early English Drama." Early Theatre 12.2 (2009): 117-134.

“The Secret Chamber and Other Suspect Places: Materiality, Space, and the Fall of Catherine Howard." Early Modern Women 4 (2009): 169-175.

Website

http://asu.academia.edu/BradleyJIrish

Research Interests

Tudor political and cultural history; emotions in early modern culture; Henrician literature and culture; Renaissance poetry, especially Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, and Spenser; the Elizabethan courtier poets; Renaissance drama, including Shakespeare; the revenge tragedy tradition;  the stoic tradition in Renaissance literature; early modern manuscript culture; paleography and archival research.

Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 501Approaches to Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 501Approaches to Research
ENG 632Adv Studies Med/Ren Lit/Cultur
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 191First-Year Seminar
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 791Seminar
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 221Survey of English Literature
ENG 421Studies in Shakespeare
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
ENG 418Renaissance Literature
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 221Survey of English Literature
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 422Special Topics in Shakespeare
ENG 500Research Methods
MAS 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 421Studies in Shakespeare
ENG 632Adv Studies Med/Ren Lit/Cultur
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 321Shakespeare
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 221Survey of English Literature
ENG 422Special Topics in Shakespeare
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 418Renaissance Literature
ENG 421Studies in Shakespeare