Editing and adaptation

Editing and Adaptation

The editing and adaptation cluster brings together researchers from the English department working across a range of projects involving textual editing and adaptation in print and other media.

The research of our members encompasses literature from the Middle Ages to the present day – from the intersections between historical writing and political discourse in medieval chronicles to contemporary reworkings of early literature in television, film and theatre – and we have particular strengths in medieval and early modern texts, literature of the long eighteenth century, Victorian writers and medievalism. In addition to publishing critical works on the history of adaptation, members of our group have produced scholarly editions of the works of major figures in English Literature, including John Hardyng, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Percy Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Margaret Oliphant, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Some of our members have also adapted early literature for the stage in partnership with The Liverpool Players and The Everyman and Playhouse theatres. 

Key areas of interest include:

  • Scholarly editing of Medieval literature
  • Scholarly editing of Renaissance Drama
  • Scholarly editing of the long eighteenth century
  • Scholarly editing of Victorian realism/women writers
  • Medievalism
  • Literature in adaptation
  • Adaptation in Performance

Members of this Research Cluster include:

Cluster Lead: Paul Baines

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