Dr Andrew Taylor

Subject English
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 2006

Biography


Dr Andrew Taylor is a Teaching and Administrative Fellow at Churchill.

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, 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 work has explored negotiations in print between French neo-Latin and vernacular poets in 1530s and 1540s, and the Venetian scribal transmission of the Greek Fathers. I am currently writing on More’s Utopia for the Oxford Handbook, Cheke’s Latin version of the Byzantine Emperor Leo VI’s Taktika, and preparing, 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 conferences at Cambridge under the aegis of the Cambridge Society of Neo-Latin Studies. A recent CSNLS conference addressed ‘Neo-Latin Literary Perspectives on Britain and Ireland, 1520-1670’ (September 2017), and a workshop ‘Classical Tragedy Translated in Early Modern England’ (May 2019). A conference on ‘Baroque Latinity’ is planned for September 2020.


College positions


Present

Director of Studies - English

Dr Taylor manages the teaching arrangements for Part I and Part II of the Tripos for students reading English.


Present

Undergraduate Tutor