Biography

My research and teaching deal with drama and theatricality in many periods from the Renaissance to the present day, especially including Shakespeare, and especially interested in the relation between theatrical forms and political and cultural history.

I am currently working on a book about the various applications and histories of the idea of dialogue.

Academic Background

1976 - PGCE, Manchester University

1984 - PhD in English Literature, Edinburgh University

1988 - Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of East Anglia

All Publications

Womack, P.

(2011)

Dialogue (The New Critical Idiom)

Routledge

ISBN 0415329221

UEA Repository

(Book)


Womack, P.

(2010)

The Writing of Travel

In: A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture.

Blackwell

pp. 527-542

ISBN 9781405187626

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Womack, P.

(2008)

The Comical Scene: Perspective and Civility on the Renaissance Stage

in Representations

101.

pp. 32-56

UEA Repository

(Article)


Womack, P.

(2007)

Nobody, Somebody, and King Lear

in New Theatre Quarterly

23 (3).

pp. 195-207

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Womack, P.

(2006)

English Renaissance Drama

Blackwell

ISBN 978-0631226307

UEA Repository

(Book)


Womack, P.

(2004)

Holidays

In: The Language, Discourse and Society Reader.

Palgrave

pp. 192-210

ISBN 0-3337-63726

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Womack, P.

(2002)

Secularising King Lear: Shakespeare, Tate and the Sacred

In: Shakespeare Survey.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 76-85

ISBN 0521815878

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Key Research Interests

Drama and theatricality in many periods from the Renaissance to the present day, especially including Shakespeare, and especially interested in the relation between theatrical forms and political and cultural history.

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.

Administrative Posts

  • 2005 - Associate Dean for Admissions, Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • 2006 - Course Director, English and American Literature (QT37)
  • 2006 - Member of School Teaching Committee