Colin Burrow

Professor Colin Burrow is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford where he is Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He was at Bristol Grammar School before I taking his BA at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1985. He completed a D. Phil. in 1989 at New College, Oxford, on ‘The English Humanist Epic 1580-1614’, having returned to Caius as a research fellow in 1987. In 1989 he became a teaching fellow in English at Caius and a University Lecturer in the Faculty of English. He served as Tutor and Director of Studies, and became a Reader in Renaissance and Comparative Literature in 2003. At Cambridge he lectured on Tragedy, Milton, Spenser, Shakespeare, and on Early Tudor and Late Elizabethan literature, as well as on a number of topics in classical literature, and ran a number of aspiration raising and outreach initiatives. He also helped to introduce electronic learning to the Cambridge English Faculty. He has served on a number of professional bodies, including the AHRC peer review College and the Peer Review Panel for the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Universities. He acted as an associate Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography with particular responsibility for authors who reached the age of forty between 1500 and 1590, and have helped to win a number of grants, including £410,000 for Scriptorium, a project for the digitization of a number of manuscript commonplace books, of which he served on the Advisory Board. He is also one of the editors of The Review of English Studies and is Editor in Chief for Literature for Oxford Handbooks Online. He reviews regularly for The London Review of Books.

For the Oxford Marston he is editing the whole corpus of poetry.