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Dr Archie Cornish

Archie Cornish

Archie Cornish has recently completed a postdoctoral project at the University of Sheffield, studying precarity in the work and world of Thomas Nashe. This followed a DPhil (PhD) at Oxford, on landscape and architecture in Renaissance allegory, with a particular focus on Edmund Spenser. As well as Oxford and Sheffield, he has taught at Cambridge. He has published several articles and chapters, as well as non-academic essays. Current research combines Spenser’s Dwelling Places, a monograph forthcoming with Manchester University Press, and a project on ecocritical approaches to the Renaissance georgic.

Selected Publications  

‘London’, in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Nashe (OUP, forthcoming). 

‘Langland’s Ghost: Alliterative Hexameters in Spenser’s Faerie Queene’, Metre and Rhythm in Medieval and Early Modern English Poetry (forthcoming). 

‘Illegible Welcomes: Hospitality and Allegory in The Faerie Queene’, Spenser Review 52 (2022). 

‘“His Midas Touch”: building and writing in the poetry of Edmund Spenser’, in Architectural Space and the Imagination: Houses in Literature and Art from Classical to Contemporary, ed. by Jane Griffiths and Adam Hanna (2020). 

‘Keep Calm and Break Everything: On Peter Hanmer’s Seeking Armageddon’, New Critique (January, 2023).