Dr Alan Hogarth

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: English

Email: ajh108@leiceister.ac.uk

Room: 1401


My research interests are in digital approaches to Early Modern language. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the AHRC funded Editing Aphra Behn in the Digital Age (E-ABIDA) project, I am currently working on questions of authorship in relation to Behn’s writing, using computational methods. I am also interested in early modern Natural Philosophy, the language of the Royal Society, John Donne, and the intersections of literary and scientific writing in English Renaissance literature. In my previous work with the Visualising English Print (VEP) project at the University of Strathclyde, I created a publicly available early modern science corpus that aims to include every available printed scientific text, drawn from the period 1480-1700. I am also interested in early modern transport and have published on coach travel in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century London, and on Donne’s experience of Atlantic voyaging. My current projects include an article on the style of Robert Boyle, co-authored with Mike Witmore (Folger Shakespeare Library,) and a book on Donne and the Aristotelian Tradition.



BA Hons, English and History; MLitt. in Renaissance Studies; PhD, University of Strathclyde.



Forthcoming 2019. ‘“The Compound Good”: Atomic Theory in Donne’s “Obsequies to the Lord Harrington”’, Studies in English Literature 59.1

2014. ‘“Hide and be Hidden, Ride and be Ridden”: The Coach as Transgressive Space in the Literature of Early Modern London’, Early Modern Literary Studies 17.2: 1-20.

2013. ‘“no power, no will, no sense”: The End of Motion in Donne’s “The Storme” and “The Calme”’, John Donne Journal: Studies in the Age of Donne 32: 131-147.


2013. Siobhan Collins, Bodies, Politics and Transformations: John Donne's Metempsychosis. Ashgate, 2013. In Journal of the Northern Renaissance.

2010. Andrew McRae, Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England. Cambridge University Press, 2009. In Journal of the Northern Renaissance.

Blog Posts

2015. ‘Early Modern Science, Writing and Style’

2015. ‘Visualizing the Big Names of Early Modern Science’

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