Senior Lecturer in Literature
Matthew dot Woodcock at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 1498
Matthew Woodcock came to UEA in January 2004. He studied at Exeter University and University College, Oxford where he completed a DPhil in 2001 entitled 'Renaissance Elf-Fashioning: The Rhetoric of Fairy in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene'. After lecturing in Oxford, he taught at University College, Cork and Birkbeck College, London. In 2007 he obtained the Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education Practice from the University of East Anglia.
My main ongoing research project is a monograph, Thomas Churchyard and the Construction of Professional Authorship.
I'm happy to supervise research on any aspect of medieval and early modern literature, and am particularly interested in sixteenth-century textual culture and in traditions and forms spanning the medieval and early modern periods.
For all publications please see my publications tab.
Click here for information about the innovative MA in Medieval and Early Modern Textual Cultures pathway on offer at UEA in the School of Literature, details about current PhD research activities and opportunities, a profile of the lecturers' interests and current projects, an indication of the extensive archival and material culture that is accessible, as well as information on what life is like in Norwich.
Woodcock, Matthew (2011) "Their eyes more attentive to the show": Spectacle, Tragedy, and the Structure of All is True (Henry VIII). Shakespeare, 7 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1745-0918
Woodcock, Matthew (2010) Shooting for England: Configuring the Book and the Bow in Roger Ascham's Toxophilus. Sixteenth Century Journal, 44 (4). pp. 1017-1038.
Woodcock, Matthew (2010) 'Elf-Fashioning Revisited'. Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate, 20 (2-3). pp. 210-20.
Woodcock, Matthew (2009) Edmund Spenser and Commemorations of the Death of Elizabeth I. Notes and Queries, 56 (1). pp. 42-46. ISSN 0029-3970
Woodcock, Matthew (2006) Spenser and Olaus Magnus: A Reassessment. Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual, 21. pp. 181-204.
Woodcock, Matthew (2004) John Talbot, Terror of the French: A Continuing Tradition. Notes and Queries , 51 (3). pp. 249-51.
Woodcock, Matthew (2003) The First Sightings of Spenser's Faeries. Notes and Queries , 50 (4). pp. 390-91.
Woodcock, Matthew (2003) The Place of Arthur in Children's Versions of The Faerie Queene. Arthuriana, 13 (2). pp. 23-37.
Woodcock, Matthew (2001) "The World is made for Use": Theme and Form in Fulke Greville's Verse Treatises. The Sidney Journal, 19 (1/2). pp. 143-159.
Woodcock, Matthew (1998) "Breeding a Gentleman, or a Scholar": An Introduction to Obadiah Walker's Of Education, Especially of Young Gentlemen (1673). University College Record. pp. 74-83.
Woodcock, Matthew (2011) '1603'. In: The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Volume 1: Britain and Ireland to 1660. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 579-89.
Woodcock, Matthew (2010) England in the Long Fifteenth Century. In: A Companion to Medieval Poetry. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 501-519.
Woodcock, Matthew (2010) Spirits of Another Sort: Constructing Shakespeare's Fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream. In: A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Critical Guide. Continuum , London, pp. 112-130. ISBN 9781847061355
Woodcock, Matthew (2007) The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth: Milton's Utopia? In: Approaches to Teaching Milton's Shorter Poetry and Prose. MLA, pp. 242-5. ISBN 0873525930
Woodcock, Matthew (2006) Crossovers and Afterlife. In: A Companion to Middle English Hagiography. Boydell & Brewer, pp. 141-56. ISBN 1843840723
Woodcock, Matthew (2005) Macbeth. In: The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare: A Comprehensive Guide for Students. Greenwood Press, pp. 827-59. ISBN 0313327793
Woodcock, Matthew (2003) 'The Fairy Queen Figure in Elizabethan Entertainments'. In: Elizabeth I: Always her own Free Woman. Ashgate, pp. 97-115. ISBN 0754607976
Woodcock, Matthew (2010) Sir Philip Sidney and the Sidney Circle, Writers and Their Work series. Northcote House/British Council , Tavistock. ISBN 9780746311974
Woodcock, Matthew (2008) Shakespeare: Henry V: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, p. 192. ISBN 9780230500808
Woodcock, Matthew (2004) Fairy in The Faerie Queene: Renaissance Elf-Fashioning and Elizabethan Myth-Making. Ashgate, Aldershot and Burlington, VT, p. 162. ISBN 0754634396
Woodcock, Matthew and Hansen, Matthew C. (2001) Fulke Greville: A Special Double Issue, The Sidney Journal. Sidney Society, p. 182.
Woodcock, Matthew (2008) Entries on works by Thomas Churchyard and Fulke Greville in The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600. Facts on File, New York.
Woodcock, Matthew (2007) Entries on 'Robert Greene', 'Revenge tragedy', 'The reign of Henry V', and 'Edmund Spenser' for online resource The Literary Encyclopedia <www.litencyc.com>, 2004-07. The Literary Dictionary Company Limited.
Woodcock, Matthew (2004) John Talbot, Terror of the French: A Continuing Tradition, Notes and Queries 51.3. OUP.
Course Director - MA in Medieval and Early Modern Textual Cultures 1381-1688
Research Director for the School of Literature and Creative Writing
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