Professor Eugene Giddens

Eugene Giddens

Skinner-Young Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature

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

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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.


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

Selected recent publications

Giddens, E. (Ed.), forthcoming 2015. Timon of Athens. In: Greenblatt, S. et al (Ed.) The Norton Shakespeare. New York: Norton.

Jaques, Z. and Giddens, E., 2013. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass: A Publishing History. London: Ashgate.

Associate Editor, 2012. The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson. Ed. David Bevington, Martin Butler, and Ian Donaldson. 7 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Giddens, E., 2011. How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Giddens, E. (Ed.), 2011. Collections XVI (The Malone Society). Manchester: Manchester University Press.