Email: c dot t dot bates at warwick dot ac dot uk
Catherine Bates is Research Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. She was Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford, and Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Peterhouse, Cambridge before moving to Warwick as a Research Fellow in 1995. She was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2001, Reader in 2004, and Professor in 2009. She served as Head of Department from 2009 to 2014. For academic year 2014/15 she held a Solmsen Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Literature and culture of the Renaissance period, especially courtly poetry of the sixteenth-century.
- On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy (Oxford, 2017)
- A Companion to Renaissance Poetry (Wiley Blackwell, 2018)
- Masculinity and the Hunt: Wyatt to Spenser (Oxford, 2013) winner of the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize 2015
- The Cambridge Companion to The Epic (Cambridge, 2010)
- Masculinity, Gender and Identity in the English Renaissance Lyric (Cambridge, 2007)
- Play in a Godless World: The Theory and Practice of Play in Shakespeare, Nietzsche and Freud (London, 1999)
- The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature (Cambridge, 1992)
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- BA; DPhil (Oxford)
- JRF (Balliol College, Oxford)
- Fellow and Director of Studies in English (Peterhouse, Cambridge)