Professor Tom Bishop

PhD (Yale); BA Hons (Melb)

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Head of Disciplinary Area

Biography

  • Professor

Research interests

Shakespeare, medieval and early modern drama; modern drama; theories and traditions of comedy and comic performance; late medieval and Renaissance drama and literature, art and history; poetry and poetics.

Research | Current

  • Shakespeare, medieval and early modern drama
  • Modern drama
  • Theories and traditions of comedy and comic performance
  • Late medieval and Renaissance drama and literature, art and history
  • Poetry and poetics

I currently have active projects in several areas.

I am the editor of the play Pericles, Prince of Tyre by Shakespeare and (probably) George Wilkins for the Internet Shakespeare Editions (internetshakespeare.uvic.ca). This is a long-term project which will produce both an old-spelling and a modern edition of this challenging play, with an introduction. 

I am researching and writing a book on "Shakespeare's Theatre Games", which investigates how routines and schemes of action between actors on stage, and between actors and audiences, are the building blocks for larger dramatic designs and explorations.

I continue to translate Latin lyric poetry into English, following my earlier work on Ovid. I am presently working on the poems of Tibullus.

Teaching | Current

ENGLISH 102/102G Great Books: Seduction and Betrayal

ENGLISH 265 Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragicomedies

ENGLISH 310 Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragicomedies

DRAMA 301 Drama: Topics and Themes

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise MA and PhD research in Shakespeare, late medieval and early modern drama, Renaissance English literature and modern drama. 

Responsibilities

Undergraduate adviser (2014, 2015).

Areas of expertise

Renaissance Literature (esp. English), Shakespeare, Reformation literature, Drama, Poetry, Translation.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

University of Auckland Education Committee, 2015-2016; Chair, Auckland University Press Board, 2012-2016; Trust Board member, AUSA Summer Shakespeare Trust.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

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Office hours

Wednesday 12-2 pm or by appointment

Primary location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 6, Room 629
14A SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand