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Bob White

W/Prof Bob White

Winthrop Professor
English and Cultural Studies

Contact details
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2070
+61 8 6488 1030
Room 2.11, Arts Building, Crawley campus

Program Leader/Chief Investigator
History of Emotions, ARC Centre of Excellence for the

Contact details
ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2070
+61 8 6488 1030
MA Adel., DPhil Oxf., FAHA
R. S. White MA (Adelaide), D.Phil (Oxford), FAHA
Winthrop Professor of English
Australian Professorial Fellow (ARC)
Chief Coordinator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
Programme Leader ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions
Key research
Renaissance literature
Romantic poetry
Film history
History of Emotions
Some Recent Books
For full details see Research Profile and Publications below

Shakespeare's Cinema of Love (Manchester University Press, 2916)

Avant-Garde Hamlet (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press,2015)

John Keats: A Literary Life [London: Palgrave Macmillan 2010]

Pacifism in English Literature: Minstrels of Peace [London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008]

Natural Rights and the Birth of Romanticism in the 1790s [London: Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2005]

Proceedings of the World Shakespeare Congress 2006 [Delaware University Press, 2008 [co-ed. With Christa Jahnson and Richard Fotheringham].

Shakespeare's Local Habitations, [co-ed. With Krystyna Courtney], Lodz University Press, 2006.

[ed] Romeo and Juliet: Contemporary Critical Essays, Palgrave / Macmillan, London, 2001.

Natural Law and English Renaissance Literature [Cambridge University Press, 1996]

Chapters in Books and Articles in refereed journals
[For details of other chapters and books available follow link below]

White, R.S., Rawnsley, C. 2015, Discrepant emotional awareness in Shakespeare in The Renaissance of Emotion: Understanding Affect in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, Manchester University Press , United Kingdom

White, R.S. 2015, Reclaiming Heartlands: Shakespeare and the History of Emotions in Literature in Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments, Legacies, Palgrave Macmillan , United Kingdom

Charland, L., White, R.S. 2015, Anatomy of a Passion: Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' as Case Study in Ordering Emotions in Europe, 1100-1800, Brill , Leiden

White, R.S. 2015, Victims of War: Battlefield Casualties and Literary Sensibility in Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture, Palgrave Macmillan , United Kingdom

White, R.S. 2014, Some Reflections on Shakespeare and Feminism in Women in Shakespeare: A Post-Feminist Review, Viva Books , New Delhi

White, R. 2014, The Critical Backstory in Twelfth Night: A Critical Reader, Bloomsbury , United Kingdom

White, R.S. 2014, 1592-1594: Shakespeare's "Other" Lost Years in Shakespeare The Man, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press , USA

White, R.S. 2014, 'Variable Passions': Shakespeare's Mixed Emotions in Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment, Springer , London

White, R.S. 2012, Must Humanity Perforce Prey upon Itself? King Lear, War and the Humanities in What is Human? Australian Voices from the Humanities, Australian Scholarly Publishing , Melbourne

White, R.S. 2011, Survival and change: the sonnet from Milton to the Romantics in The Cambridge Companion to The Sonnet, Cambridge University Press , United Kingdom

'Estranging Word and Self in Twelfth Night', Word and Self Estranged in English Texts, 1550- 1660, ed. Philippa Kelly and L. E. Semler (Surrey: Ashgate, 2010), 107-20.

'The Humanities and War', Journal of the Australiasian Universities Modern Language and Literature Association (2009), 1-12.

'King Lear and Film Genres', Renaissance Poetry and Drama in Context, ed. Andrew Lynch and Anne Scott (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), 317-32.

'Taming Shrews in the Modern World', The Critic Shakespeare: Essays in Appreciation, ed. Anand Prakash and S. P. S. Dahiya (Kurekshetra: The Shakespeare Association of India, 2010), 103-27

'Elijah Moshinsky's Television All's Well That Ends Well', in All's Well That Ends Well: New Essays, ed. Gary Waller, Routledge, 2007.

'Solomon and Gaenor: A Welsh-Jewish Romeo and Juliet', in AUMLA: Journal of the Australiasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 2006.

'Ophelia's sisters', in The Impact of Feminism on Renaissance Studies, ed. Dympna Callaghan. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

'Where is Shakespeare’s Autobiography?', in Early Modern Autobiography: Theories, Genres, Practices, eds. Ronald Bedford, Lloyd Davis, & Philippa Kelly, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2006, 174 – 90.

'Sex, Lies, Videotape – and Othello', in Almost Shakespeare: Reinventing His Works for Cinema and Television, eds. James R. Keller and Leslie Stratyner, McFarland and Company, Jefferson, 2004, 86 – 98.

'Shakespeare Studies in Autralia', AUMLA: Journal of the Austraiasian Universities Language and Literature Association, no, 100, 2003, 13 – 28.

'Humor' and 'William Blake', entries in The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature (2003).

'The cultural impact of the Massacre of St Bartholomew's Day', Discourses of Civility in Early Modern Britain, ed. Jennifer Richards (Palgrave / Macmillan, 2003).

'The Shakespeare underground', Shakespeare Matters, ed. Lloyd Davis (U. of Delaware Press, 2003).

Charles Armitage Brown, commissioned entry for National Dictionary of Biography (2003).

'Romeo and Juliet on Film: A Mediterranean Love Story', Shakespeare and the Classroom, x (2002), 45 - 54.

'Shakespeare criticism in the twentieth century', The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare, ed. Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells (Cambridge, 2001), 279 -06.

'Humanism old and new', Touch of the Real: Essays in honour of Stephen Greenblatt, ed. Philippa Kelly (University of WA Press, 2002 pp 84 - 104).
Funding received
For details see Research Profile and Publications below
ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
Australian Professorial Fellowship
ARC Discovery Awards
Honours and awards
Fellowship of Australian Humanities Academy
Fellow Humanities Research Centte, ANU
Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize, Oxford
Australian Centennial Medal
Shortlisted for WA Premier’s Literary Award
Nominated for Outstanding Teaching and Supervision Awards (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006)
ARC Discovery Awards (several)
ARC Professorial Fellow 2008-13
Previous positions
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Visiting Research Fellow, Humanities Research Centre, ANU
Visiting Research Fellow, Balliol College Oxford
Visiting Research Fellow, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
ARC Professorial Research Fellowship
Research intensive
Teaching contributions: Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature,Romantics and Revolution, Film history
Current external positions
External supervisor, Notre Dame University
Current projects
Book: Keats's Anatomy of Melancholy
Book: Shakespeare's Macbeth: Horizons Past and Present (Sydney University Press)
Book (co-ed with Paul Megna) Emotions and Hamlet, Then and Now
Book (co-ed. with Ciara Rawnsley) A History of the New Fortune Theatre

'Eklavya' and Hamlet' in Shakespeare in India, ed. Poonam Trivedi (Routledge)
(with Fiona Ritchie) 'Romantic Habits of quoting Shakespeare'in Shakespeare and Quotation, ed. Julie Maxwell and Kate Rumbold (Cambridge University Press)
'Keats's "Isabella" in John Keats and the Medical imagination, ed. Nicholas Roe (Palgrave Macmillan)
'Character' in Emotions and Shakespeare, ed Katharine Craik (Cambridge University Press)

Research profile
Research profile and publications

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