Professor Eugene Giddens

Skinner-Young Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature

Course Leader, MA Children's Literature

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Department of English and Media

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: English literature

Eugene teaches and researches Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, children’s literature, history of the book, and masculinity studies.

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eugene.giddens@anglia.ac.uk

Areas of research supervision

Eugene has supervised eight Anglia Ruskin doctorates to completion and would be keen to hear from potential students interested in Renaissance studies or children’s literature.

Qualifications

  • PhD English, University of Birmingham
  • BA English, summa cum laude, Clemson University, South Carolina

University prizes

  • Anglia Ruskin Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research (2015)
  • Anglia Ruskin Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Doctoral Supervision (2013)
  • Anglia Ruskin University Teaching Fellow (2012)

PhDs supervised to completion

  • Melissa Hudler, ‘The Rhetoric of Stasis, Gesture, and Dance in Renaissance Literature’, Anglia Ruskin University PhD (2014)
  • Joanne Vine, ‘Staging Childhood: Properties in the plays of Jonson, Marston, and Chapman, 1599-1614’, Anglia Ruskin University PhD (2013)
  • Ian Burrows, ‘Early Modern Play Text Punctuation’, Anglia Ruskin University PhD (2012). AHRC funded
  • Jean Lambert, ‘The Figure of the Pedant on the Early Modern Stage’, Anglia Ruskin University PhD (2011)
  • Lynsey McCulloch, ‘Animated Statuary in Early Modern Drama’, Anglia Ruskin University PhD (2010)
  • David Ryan, PhD by Publication in Fine Art: ‘Rethinking Abstraction’, Anglia Ruskin University PhD (2009)
  • Justine Williams, ‘James Shirley’s Irish Drama’, Warwick University PhD, second supervisor and first supervisor as maternity cover (2009)
  • Alexandra Hobbs, ‘Masculinity in John Irving and Philip Roth’, Anglia Ruskin University PhD, second supervisor (2009)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • EU Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Research Fellowship for Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak of Wroclaw University for ‘ChildAct: Shaping a Preferable Future: Children Reading, Thinking and Talking about Alternative Communities and Times’, 2017-18, €97,727.40.
  • Harvard University, Katherine F. Pantzer Bibliographical Fellowship, 2016-17, awarded for three months, one taken, $3600.
  • Children’s Literature Association of America, Faculty Research Grant, ‘Visualising Childhood, 1850-1910’, 2016, $1480.
  • British Academy Small Research Grant, ‘Revels Edition of James Shirley’s Hyde Park’, 2014, £1420.05
  • HEA Discipline Workshop, ‘Postgraduate Teachers of English: Support, Recognition, and Integration’, 2012-13, £748
  • The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, research on Alice in Japan, £1000, 31 March-14 April 2012 – Co-investigator, £1000
  • AHRC Block Grant Partnerships: Capacity Building Route, 1 October 2011-30 September 2014, approximately £200,000 in studentships – Principal Investigator
  • Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, Fellowship 2010-2011, $3000
  • British Academy Smaller Research Grant, The Shakespearean Play Text, 1 July 2009-1 October 2009, £1427.14
  • The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, research on The Complete Works of James Shirley, 11 July 2009-25 July 2009, £1500
  • U. S. National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend 2008, $6000
  • English Subject Centre, support for Anglia Literary Society, 2007-8, £250
  • AHRC Research Grant, The Complete Works of James Shirley, 1 April 2008-31 March 2014, £832,000 plus PhD studentships: Anglia Ruskin share, £344,000
  • AHRC, Interdisciplinary Research Training Network, 2006-2008, £350 for Anglia Ruskin
  • Clark-Huntington Joint Bibliography Fellowship, 2007-2008, for editorial work on James Shirley, $4,000
  • British Academy Larger Research Grant, The Complete Works of James Shirley – Preparatory Research, March 2005-Sept. 2005, £14,042

Selected recent publications

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  • ‘Children’s Literature and Distant Reading’, in The Edinburgh Companion to Children’s Literature, ed. Maria Nikolajeva and Clementine Beauvais (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2017).
  • ‘Shakespeare’s Texts and Editions’, The Shakespearean World, ed. Robert Ormsby and Jill Levenson (London: Routledge, 2017).
  • ‘Recent Studies in Ben Jonson’, Shakespeare (2016).
  • Collections XVII (The Malone Society), gen. ed. Eugene Giddens and Siobhan Keanan (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016).
  • William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, ed. Eugene Giddens, in The Norton Shakespeare, ed. Stephen Greenblatt et al (New York and London: Norton, 2015).
  • Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History, co-authored 100,000-word book (New York and Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013).
  • Two Lamentable Tragedies (The Malone Society), ed. Chiaki Hanabusa, gen. ed. Eugene Giddens, (Manchester: Manchester UP, 2013).
  • The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson, gen. eds. David Bevington, Martin Butler, Ian Donaldson, assoc. eds. Eugene Giddens and Karen Britland, 7 print volumes and electronic edition (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012). 
  • How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011).
  • Collections XVI (The Malone Society), gen. ed. Eugene Giddens (Manchester UP: Malone Society Publications, 2011).
  • William Shakespeare, Pericles, New Penguin Shakespeare, ed. Eugene Giddens (London: Penguin, 2008).
  • William Shakespeare, King John, New Penguin Shakespeare, ed. Robert Smallwood, revised with a new introduction by Eugene Giddens (London: Penguin, 2005).
  • The Roaring Girl and other City Comedies, ed. with an introduction by James Knowles and notes and glossary by Eugene Giddens, Oxford World’s Classics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).
  • ‘Digital Editions and Digital Delays: Electronic Editions of Renaissance Literature’, Book 2.0 (2011), 21-30.
  • Masculinity and Barbarism in Titus Andronicus’, Early Modern Literary Studies 14.1 (2011).
  • ‘Editions and Editors’, in Jonson in Context, ed. Julie Sanders (Cambridge: CUP, 2009).
  • ‘Pericles, the Afterlife’, in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s Last Plays, ed. Catherine M. S. Alexander (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). 
  • ‘The Final Stages of Printing Ben Jonson’s Works, 1640-41’, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 97 (2003), 57-68.
  • Honourable Men: Militancy and Masculinity in Julius Caesar’, Renaissance Forum 5.2 (2001), 1-34. Reprinted in Shakespearean Criticism 105 (2007).