Dr Andrew Taylor
Lecturers, Professors and College Officers,
Dr Andrew Taylor is a Teaching and Administrative Fellow at Churchill.
I am on sabbatical leave Lent Term and Easter Term 2023.
As Director of Studies, I oversee the teaching arrangements for both Part I and Part II of the Tripos for students reading English at Churchill College. Before coming to Churchill in 2006, after various peregrinations, I undertook my doctoral work at Trinity College, Cambridge, where I was subsequently a Junior Research Fellowship, then Lecturer and Director of Studies.
My teaching for Part I lies broadly in English renaissance literature, Shakespeare, and aspects of late-medieval writing. At Part II, I handle the papers in Tragedy and Early Modern Drama. My research explores several related strands of Renaissance humanism, with particular interests in literary and cultural translation, both into and out of ‘learned’ languages, and in confessional identity in the early Reformation. I have written on, among others, More, Wyatt, Surrey, Leland, Nicolas Bourbon, Bale, and the English humanist scholars John Cheke and John Christopherson, as well as the scholarly printed book and biblical interpretation. Recent publications have explored negotiations in print between French neo-Latin and vernacular poets in 1530s and 1540s, as well as the scribal transmission of the Greek Fathers, both in mid sixteenth-century Venetian and Tridentine diplomatic settings and in the gift economy of John Cheke’s work. Forthcoming publications include an essay on the making of the first Latin editions of Utopia for the Oxford Handbook, further exploration of the connections between Greek scribal production in Venice and Christopherson’s Latin versions, and, with Sarah Brown, the second volume of the MHRA Ovid in English 1480-1625 (Heroides and Tristia).
With Tania Demetriou, I convene the Neo-Latin Seminar in the Faculty of English, and, with the late Philip Ford, organized the seminar and several conferences at Cambridge under the aegis of the Cambridge Society for Neo-Latin Studies. More recently, CSNLS, which collaborates with the national Society for Neo-Latin Studies, has been involved in conferences and workshops addressing ‘Neo-Latin Literary Perspectives on Britain and Ireland, 1520-1670’ (2017), ‘Classical Tragedy Translated in Early Modern England’ (2019), and ‘Baroque Latinity’, which convened in 2021 and produced a forthcoming collection of essays, which I have co-edited with Jacqueline Glomski and Gesine Manuwald.