Department of English

Professor Tony Cousins

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Tony Cousins

Position: Professor in English
Contact Details
Office: W6A 624
Phone: 61-2-9850 8772
Fax: 61-2-9850 6593
Email: tony.cousins@mq.edu.au

Qualifications

MA (Syd), PhD (Monash), FAHA, AM. PhD (Macq)

Profile

Tony Cousins is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a Member of the Order of Australia. He has published fourteen books in America and England, including monographs on Thomas More, Shakespeare's non-dramatic verse, and on religious verse of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
He has published many articles, all in refereed and, for the most part, international journals. He is on the Editorial Board of Moreana, the international journal of More and Erasmus studies, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Language, Literature and Culture.His research interests include the literature and culture of early modern England, the historiography of the history of ideas, and utopian narrative. He has been a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the Renaissance Studies Center at the University of Massachusetts, a Visiting Scholar at Princeton and at Penn State, and a Library Fellow at the Library of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was also an Honorary Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. He holds doctorates in both English Literature and Political Theory.

Selected publications

Books
  • Andrew Marvell: Loss and Aspiration, Home and Homeland. Routledge, 2016.

  •  'Shakespeare and the Soliloquy in Early Modern English Drama' (forthcoming Cambridge University Press 2016)

  • The French Revolution and the British Novel in the Romantic Period. New York: Peter Lang, 2011 (with Dani Napton and Stephanie Russo). pp.220

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Co-authored and co-edited with Peter Howarth. pp. x + 280.

  • Pleasure and Gender in the Writings of Thomas More: Pursuing the Common Weal. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2010.

  • A Companion to Thomas More. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009. Co-authored and co-edited with Damian Grace.

  • The Shakespeare Encyclopedia. Ontario: Firefly Books, 2009.

  • Ben Jonson and the Politics of Genre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Co-authored and co-edited with Alison Scott.

  • Donne and the Resources of Kind . With Damian Grace. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002.
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets and Narrative Poems. Longman, 1999 and 2000.
  • More's Utopia and The Utopian Inheritance. With Damian Grace. University Press of America, 1995.
  • Francis Quarles: Emblemes. Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, 1991.
  • The Catholic Religious Poets from Southwell to Crashaw. Sheed and Ward/Continuum, 1991.
  • The Political Identity of Andrew Marvell. With Conal Condren. Scholar Press, 1990.
  • Fulke Greville: Certaine Learned and Elegant Workes. Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, 1990.

books

  • The French Revolution and the British Novel in the Romantic Period. New York: Peter Lang, 2011 (with Dani Napton and Stephanie Russo). pp.220

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Co-authored and co-edited with Peter Howarth. pp. x + 280.

  • Pleasure and Gender in the Writings of Thomas More: Pursuing the Common Weal. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2010.

  • A Companion to Thomas More. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009. Co-authored and co-edited with Damian Grace.

  • The Shakespeare Encyclopedia. Ontario: Firefly Books, 2009.

  • Ben Jonson and the Politics of Genre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Co-authored and co-edited with Alison Scott.

  • Donne and the Resources of Kind . With Damian Grace. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002.
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets and Narrative Poems. Longman, 1999 and 2000.
  • More's Utopia and The Utopian Inheritance. With Damian Grace. University Press of America, 1995.
  • Francis Quarles: Emblemes. Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, 1991.
  • The Catholic Religious Poets from Southwell to Crashaw. Sheed and Ward/Continuum, 1991.
  • The Political Identity of Andrew Marvell. With Conal Condren. Scholar Press, 1990.
  • Fulke Greville: Certaine Learned and Elegant Workes. Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, 1990.
'Recent Articles and Chapters in Books'

  • "Marvell's Re-imagining of Vitruvian Architecture in Upon Appleton House", Marvell Studies, 1 (2016), 12-30.
  • 'Monarchy, Home and Nation in Scott's The Fortunes of Nigel and The Heart of Mid-Lothian' (with Dani Napton forthcoming 2016)
  • 'Marvell's Religious Dialogues: The Ordo Salutis, Home, and Doubleness', 'English Studies', 96 (2015), 139-56

  • 'Roman Voices in 'An Horatian Ode', 'Andrew Marvell Newsletter', 6 (2014). online. St Andrew's University.
  • "Andrew Marvell's 'The Coronet': Doubleness, Conversion, and Meditation", Parergon, 31 (2014), 161-174.

  • "The Replication and Critique of Libertinism in Andrew Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress''', Renaissance Studies, 28 (2014), 392-404.
  • "The Purgative, the Illuminative, and Marvell's' The Garden', Explorations in Renaissance Culture, 39 (2013), 23-40.  

  • "Daphne Du Maurier's 'Ganymede'", The Explicator, 71 (2013), 218-220.

  • "Marvell's Devout Mythology of the New World: Homeland and Home in 'Bermudas'", Parergon, 30 (2013), 203-19.

  • 'Varieties of Metamorphosis: Andrew Marvell's "The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Fawn"', English, 62 (2013), 147-62.

  • "Andrew Marvell's 'Mower Poems' and the Pastoral Tradition," International Journal of the Classical Tradition, (18) 2011, 523-46.

  • "Introduction," (with Dani Napton and Stephanie Russo) to The French Revolution and the British Novel, pages 1-15.

  • "' In a State of Terrour and Misery Indescribable': Violence, Madness and Revolution in the novels of Frances Burney" (with Stephanie Russo), ibid, pages 83-100.

  • "'Educated in Masculine Habits': Mary Robinson, Androgyny, and the Ideal Woman" (with Stephanie Russo), ibid, pages 101-13.

  • "The Sexuality of James I in Scott's The Fortunes of Nigel," The Explicator, 68 (2010), 9-12. With Dani Napton.

  • "Introduction," (with Peter Howarth), to The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet, pages 1-5.

  • "Shakespeare's Sonnets," ibid, pages 125-144.

  • "Satire III and the Satires: John Donne on True Religion, Memory and Community," in Writing and Religion in England, 1558-1689: Studies in Community-Making and Cultural Memory, eds Roger D. Sell and Anthony W. Johnson (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009), 127-144.

  • "Repudiating the Shakespearean Script: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's The Bride of the Nile as Re-visioning of Antony and Cleopatra," Studia Neophilologica, 81 (2009), 161-168. With Aiman Sanad Al-Garrallah.

  • "John Donne's 'The Annunciation,'" "The Explicator," 65 (2007), 136-137 (with R. J. Webb).
  • "Sonnet 60," (by invitation) in Michael Hanke and Michael R.G. Spiller, eds, Ten Shakespeare Sonnets: Critical Essays (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Treir, 2006), pages 46-54.
  • "John Cleveland," New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2005)
  • "Appropriating and Attributing the Supernatural in the Early Modern Country House Poem," Early Modern Literary Studies , 11 (2005), 1-26. With R. J. Webb.
  • "Humanism, Female Education and Myth: Erasmus, Vives and More's 'To Candidus,'" "Journal of the History of Ideas," 65 (2004), 213-230.
  • "Hamlet and the Politics of Nostalgia," The Explicator , 62 (2003), 5-7.
  • "Role-Play and Self-Portrayal in Thomas More's A Dialogue of Comfort", Christianity and Literature, 52 (2003), 457-470.
  • "Augustine, Boethius, and the Fortune Verses of Thomas More," Moreana , 39 (2002), 17-40.
  • "Barron Field and the Translation of Romanticism to Colonial Australia," Southerly , 58 (1999), 157-174. Reprinted in AustLit: Australian Literature Gateway.
  • "Playing with Reason: Aspects of Rhetoric in Hooker's Lawes 1-5," Journal of English and Germanic Philology , 97 (1998), 177-189.
  • "Subjectivity, Exemplarity, and the Establishing of Characterization in Lucrece ," Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 , 38 (1998), 45-60. Reprinted in Shakespearean Criticism Yearbook , vol. 48.
  • Further publications in Studies in Philology, Journal of English and Germanic Philology , Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Moreana, Neophilologus, Studia Neophilologica, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, Southern Review, English Literary Renaissance , and other journals.
Teaching
  • ENGL210 Metamorphosis of Myth
  • ENGL309 Shakespeare and the Renaissance
  • ENGL701 Shakespeare
  • LIT802 Shakespeare