Dr Andrew Taylor

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


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 between ‘learned’ languages and Latin/vernacular relations, 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. Forthcoming work explores further cross-Channel relationships between neo-Latin and vernacular poetry in the early Tudor period. I am also working on the second volume of 'Ovid in English 1480-1625', where my interests lie in the poetry of exile ('Heroides and Tristia', and writing on Cheke’s Latin translation of the Byzantine Emperor Leo VI’s 'Taktika'.

I am also an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, where I co-ordinate and teach undergraduate papers on renaissance Latin literature and contribute to the MPhil courses on The History of the Book, and Europe and the Renaissance. I edited with Philip Ford collections of essays on 'Neo-Latin and the Pastoral' (2008) and 'The Early Modern Cultures of Neo-Latin Drama' (2013). I have recently completed an edited collection on 'Neo-Latin and Translation in the Renaissance' (2014). I am secretary of the Cambridge Society for Neo-Latin Studies, and have been co-organiser of several CSNLS symposia.

College positions


Director of Studies - English

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


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