Dr Angus Vine

Associate Professor

English Studies University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Angus Vine

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About me

About me

MA (Hons), MPhil, PhD (Cantab); PGCertHE (Sussex); FRHistS

I took my BA, MA, MPhil and PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge, and I also hold a PGCertHE from the University of Sussex. I was Research Associate on The Oxford Francis Project at the University of Cambridge (2005-2008), Senior Research Research Associate on the Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Project at the University of Cambridge (2008-2009), and Preceptor and Director of Studies in English at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (2008-2009). From 2009-2011, I was lecturer in early modern literature at the University of Sussex. I joined the University of Stirling in October 2011. I have held a visiting fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library (2010), have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2012, and in 2019 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Award

British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

I have been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for 2020/21 for the project 'Mercantile Humanism: Knowledge-Making in Early Modern Britain'.

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS)
I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) in 2019 in recognition of my original contribution to historical scholarship.


Other Academic Activities

Short-Term Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library

Visiting Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC


Professional qualification

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
I was made Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2012 (recognition number 49071).


University Contribution

Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, RATE Awards 2017
I was the winner of the Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (RATE) Awards 2017.


Research (4)

My research focuses on the literary and cultural history of early modern Britain. Areas of expertise include book history, textual studies, the the history of science, and editing. Particular areas of interest include the works of Francis Bacon, manuscript culture, mercantile culture, and antiquarianism. I also have interests in the history of education (early modern to the present day), humanism, Shakespeare studies, the history and practice of note-taking, and the organization of knowledge.

My first monograph, In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England (OUP; 2010), was a study of the antiquarian imagination in early modern Britain. My most recent book is Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge (OUP; 2019). I have edited two collections of essays - (with Katie Halsey), Shakespeare and Authority: Citations, Conceptions and Constructions (Palgrave Macmillan; 2018); and (with Abigail Shinn), The Copious Text: Encyclopaedic Books in Early Modern England (2014; special issue of Renaissance Studies). I have also published numerous essays and articles on related aspects of early modern culture, including chorography, the poet Michael Drayton, Scottish Neo-Latin poetry, myth and legend, etymology, pyramidography, early modern theories of the winds, and digital archives and editions.

I am the co-chair of the British Academy-funded Francis Bacon Project (https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/projects/academy-research-projects-francis-bacon-project/), and also sit on the editorial board and am a volume editor for The Oxford Francis Bacon (http://www.oxfordfrancisbacon.com/). I also sit on the editorial board and am a volume editor of The Oxford Traherne (https://oxfordtraherne.org/). I sit on the advisory boards of the Horizon 2020 funded ATRA - The Atlas of Renaissance Antiquarianism project (https://www.unive.it/pag/33168), and the AHRC funded MPESE - Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England project (https://mpese.ac.uk/).

In 2013-2015, I held a British Academy/Leverhulme SRG for the project 'Manuscripts, Miscellanies and the Organization of Knowledge', and in 2010 I held a short-term fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library for the project 'Manuscripts, Merchants and Miscellanea' (https://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Angus_Vine). I am also co-investigator on the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) funded project 'Antiquarianism in 17th-Century England' (PI: Professor Michiyo Takano). In 2014, I chaired the organizing committee of the British Shakespeare Association (BSA) Conference held at the University of Stirling (part of the 'Shakespeare at 450' project at Stirling) (http://www.shakespeare.stir.ac.uk/).

In 2020, I was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for my new research project 'Mercantile Humanism: Knowledge-Making in Early Modern Britain' (https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2020/09/new-study-on-the-literary-and-cultural-lives-of-merchants-in-early-modern-britain/). This project begins in January 2021.

Projects

The Francis Bacon Project
PI: Dr Angus Vine
Funded by: The British Academy

Mercantile Humanism: Knowledge-Making in Early Modern England, 1560-1660
PI: Dr Angus Vine
Funded by: The British Academy

Manuscripts, Miscellanies and the Organization of Knowledge
PI: Dr Angus Vine
Funded by: The British Academy

Shakespeare at 450: Text, Power, Authority
PI: Professor Katherine Halsey
Funded by: Delegates - Short Courses

Outputs (31)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Vine A (2022) Francis Bacon and the Mastery of the Winds. In: Chiari S (ed.) The Experience of Disaster in Early Modern English Literature. Routledge Studies in World Literature and the Environment. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 86-103. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003273134

Book Chapter

Vine A (2020) Drayton's Copious Chorography. In: McRae A & Schwyzer P (eds.) Poly-Olbion: New Perspectives. Studies in Renaissance Literature, 38. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, pp. 19-38. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781787448919.003

Book Review

Vine A (2019) Review of Harriet Archer, Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610. Review of: Harriet Archer, Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), xii + 203 pp. ISBN 978–0–19–880617–2. The Spenser Review, 49 (2), Art. No.: 17. http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenseronline/review/item/49.2.17

Book Chapter

Vine A (2018) 'A Trim Reckoning': Accountability and Authority in 1 and 2 Henry IV. In: Halsey K & Vine A (eds.) Shakespeare and Authority: Citations, Conceptions, and Constructions. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 157-178. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137578525; https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57853-2_7

Book Chapter

Vine A (2018) Scriptorium: When to Build a Digital Archive rather than a Digital Edition. In: Loffman C & Phillips H (eds.) A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts. Material Readings in Early Modern Culture. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 188-192. https://www.routledge.com/A-Handbook-of-Editing-Early-Modern-Texts/Loffman-Phillips/p/book/9781472474780

Book Chapter

Vine A (2017) Travel and Chorography. In: Lee J (ed.) A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies. Wiley-Blackwell Critical Theory Handbooks. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 411-424. https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/A+Handbook+of+English+Renaissance+Literary+Studies-p-9781118458785

Book Review

Vine A (2016) Review of The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity. Review of: Alan Galey, The Shakespearean Archive: Experiments in New Media from the Renaissance to Postmodernity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), xv, 346 pp., 978-1-107-04064-9. Shakespeare Jahrbuch, 152, pp. 19-21. http://shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/en/jahrbuch/volume-152-2016/contents.html

Book Chapter

Vine A (2016) Bibliophily in Baldwin's Mirror. In: Archer H & Hadfield A (eds.) 'A Mirror for Magistrates' in Context: Literature, History and Politics in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 89-106. http://www.cambridge.org/ro/academic/subjects/literature/renaissance-and-early-modern-literature/mirror-magistrates-context-literature-history-and-politics-early-modern-england?format=HB

Book Chapter

Vine A (2014) Myth and Legend. In: Hadfield A, Dimmock M M & Shinn A (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England. Ashgate Research Companions. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 103-118. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409436843

Book Chapter

Vine A (2013) 'His Lordships First, and Last, CHAPLEINE': William Rawley and Francis Bacon. In: Adlington H, Lockwood G & Wright G (eds.) Chaplains in early modern England: Patronage, literature and religion. Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain. Manchester: Manchester University Press. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719088346

Book Chapter

Vine A & Verweij S (2012) Digitizing Non-Linear Texts in TEI P5: The Case of the Early Modern Reversed Manuscript. In: Nelson B & Terras M (eds.) Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture. 978-0866984744 ed. New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Tempe, Arizona, USA: Arizona Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, p. 113–136.

Book Chapter

Vine A (2011) Commercial Commonplacing: Francis Bacon, the Waste-Book, and the Ledger. In: Beadle R, Beal P, Burrow C & Edwards A (eds.) Manuscript Miscellanies 1450-1700. English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, 16. London: The British Library, pp. 197-218. http://publishing.bl.uk/book/manuscript-miscellanies-1450-1700

Book Review

Vine A (2011) Publishing on a Kingly Scale. Review of: Graham Rees and Maria Wakely, Publishing, Politics, and Culture: The King's Printers in the Reign of James I and VI, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010, xv + 280 pages; ISBN: 9780199576319. Huntington Library Quarterly, 74 (2), pp. 362-66.

Book Review

Vine A (2010) Scott L. Newstok, Quoting Death in Early Modern England: The Poetics of Epitaphs Beyond the Tomb (2009). Review of: Scott L. Newstok, Quoting Death in Early Modern England: The Poetics of Epitaphs Beyond the Tomb (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Journal of the Northern Renaissance, 2010. http://www.northernrenaissance.org/scott-l-newstok-quoting-death-in-early-modern-england-the-poetics-of-epitaphs-beyond-the-tomb-palgrave-macmillan-2009/

Article

Vine A (2008) Francis Bacon’s Composition Books. Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 14 (1), pp. 1-31. www.jstor.org/stable/41155427.

Teaching

Teaching

I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2012, and I teach across the whole of the undergraduate programme in English Studies at Stirling. I offer specialist teaching in early modern literature, Shakespeare and early modern drama, tragedy, palaeography, archival culture and book history. I also coordinate the final-year dissertation and the dissertation preparation module.

At taught postgraduate level, I regularly supervise MRes students in Renaissance/early modern studies. I have previously supervised on topics including Renaissance Roman plays, Marlowe and absolutism, apophasis in the early modern theatre, and early modern angelology.

I currently supervise three PhD students: Lorna Wallace, "The Ideals of Duty: Renaissance History Plays and the Politics of Duty" (2017-; AHRC-funded); Emma McCabe, "‘Now thou art an O without a figure’: A Feminine Hermeneutics of Absence and the Early Modern Theatre" (2020-; AHRC-funded); and Francesca Pontini, "Reading the Margins: Investigating Reading Practices in Renaissance Scotland, 1495-1560" (2020-).

I was delighted in 2017 to be awarded the University of Stirling's RATE Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

I am currently Programme Director for English Studies (single and joint honours) and Advisor of Studies for English.

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