Biography

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.

All Publications

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Woodcock, M.

(2016)

Tudor Soldier-Authors and the Art of Military Autobiography,

in Representing War and Violence, 1250-1600.

Boydell & Brewer

pp. 159-177

ISBN 9781783271559

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2016)

Thomas Churchyard and the Medieval Complaint Tradition,

in Medieval Into Renaissance : Essays for Helen Cooper.

Boydell & Brewer

pp. 123-141

ISBN 9781843844327

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


King, A. (ed.), Woodcock, M. (ed.)

(2016)

Medieval into Renaissance: Essays for Helen Cooper,

Boydell & Brewer

ISBN 9781843844327

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2016)

Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego,

Oxford University Press

ISBN 9780199684304

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2015)

Thomas Churchyard and Music,

in Notes and Queries

62

(1)

pp. 48-51

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2014)

Queen Elizabeth I in East Anglia,

in John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth: A New Edition of the Early Modern Sources.

Oxford University Press

pp. 709-833

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2012)

'Narrative Voice and Influencing the Reader',

in The Oxford Handbook to Holinshed's Chronicles.

Oxford University Press

pp. 339-55

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2011)

'1603',

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Volume 1: Britain and Ireland to 1660.

Oxford University Press

pp. 579-89

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2011)

"Their eyes more attentive to the show": Spectacle, Tragedy, and the Structure of All is True (Henry VIII),

in Shakespeare

7

(1)

pp. 1-15

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2010)

'Elf-Fashioning Revisited',

in Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate

20

(2-3)

pp. 210-20

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2010)

England in the Long Fifteenth Century,

in A Companion to Medieval Poetry.

Blackwell

pp. 501-519

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2010)

Shooting for England: Configuring the Book and the Bow in Roger Ascham's Toxophilus,

in Sixteenth Century Journal

44

(4)

pp. 1017-1038

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2010)

Sir Philip Sidney and the Sidney Circle, Writers and Their Work series,

Northcote House/British Council

ISBN 9780746311974

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(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

pp. 112-130

ISBN 9781847061355

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2009)

Edmund Spenser and Commemorations of the Death of Elizabeth I,

in Notes and Queries

56

(1)

pp. 42-46

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2008)

Entries on works by Thomas Churchyard and Fulke Greville in The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600,

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2008)

Shakespeare: Henry V: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism,

Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 9780230500808

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2007)

Entries on 'Robert Greene', 'Revenge tragedy', 'The reign of Henry V', and 'Edmund Spenser' for online resource The Literary Encyclopedia , 2004-07.,

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(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

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Woodcock, M.

(2006)

Spenser and Olaus Magnus: A Reassessment,

in Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual

21

pp. 181-204

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

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. 

 

Teaching Interests

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.

Teaching Activities

  • Reading Texts 1
  • Reading Texts 2
  • Shakespeare on Stage and Screen
  • Revenge Tragedy: Ancient and Modern
  • MA in Medieval and Early Modern Textual Cultures, 1381-1688

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Member of AHRC Peer Review College - Academic and Knowledge Exchange panels, 2016-present
  • Co-editor for the Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies
  • Peer reviewer for Boydell and Brewer, Palgrave Macmillan, Hodder, Bloomsbury, Longman and Blackwell
  • External examiner for the School of English, University of Sussex, 2016-present
  • External examiner for the English department at Queen Mary, University of London, 2012-16
  • External examiner for the English department at University of Wales, Lampeter, 2007-11
  • Peer reviewer for journals Early Modern Literary Studies, Shakespeare, Spenser Studies and Early Theatre
  • Member of international advisory board for Explorations in Renaissance Culture journal
  • Interviewed for commentary articles upon contemporary popular literature (including works by J.K. Rowling and Sebastian Faulks) in the local press, 2007 - present
  • Appearances on BBC Radio Norfolk speaking about issues broadly related to Medieval and Renaissance studies, 2007 - present

Professional Activities

Published over 60 book reviews of titles on Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture (including Shakespeare) in The Times Literary Supplement, Sixteenth Century Journal, Review of English Studies, Renaissance Quarterly, Renaissance Studies, Renaissance Journal, Early Modern Literary Studies, Medium Ævum, Notes and Queries, Archives, SHARP Newsletter, The Spenser Review, and The Sidney Journal

Key Responsibilities

Employability Director for LDC

Impact Co-ordinator for LDC
 
 

Administrative Posts

  • Administrative Posts/Responsibilities in LDC
  • Director of Employability, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2014-present
  • Impact Co-ordinator, 2016-present
  • Course Director, Q300 English Literature 2005/7
  • Director of Teaching Quality 2004/7
  • Plagiarism Officer 2005/6
  • Internal Examiner 2004/7
  • Member of Promotions Committee 2004-11
  • Student advisor for 30 undergraduates 2004-present
  • Director of Teaching, 2008/9