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Graham specialises in early modern literature and creative writing. Modules he teaches or lectures on include:

  • Shakespeare
  • Renaissance Literature
  • American Literature
  • Tragedy
  • Understanding Dramatic Writing

Postgraduate supervision:

He welcomes enquiries about research projects on:

  • Edmund Spenser
  • William Shakespeare
  • Dramatic literature
  • Literature from 1579 to 1667

Also creative writing projects, especially:

  • Drama (stage or screen)
  • Work focusing on Spenser or Shakespeare


Graham is currently working on two creative texts: Honour My Heart (a play for the stage based on a story from Boccaccio's Decameron); and To Be Or Not To Be Frank (a comic novel).

Published Work

  • ‘Performance History’, in 1 Henry IV, A Critical Guide, ed. Stephen Longstaffe (Continuum Renaissance Drama, 2011)
  • Twelfth Night: Character Studies (Continuum, 2008).
  • Studying Shakespeare: A Practical Guide, with Karen Armstrong (Prentice Hall, 1998).
  • Studying Literature: A Practical Introduction, ed. with Chris Walsh and Susan Watkins (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995).
  • ‘"The rain it raineth in every frame": A Defence of Trevor Nunn's Twelfth Night', in Textual Revisions: Reading Literature and Film, ed. Brian Baker (Chester Academic Press, 2009).
  • ‘Raleigh, Spenser and Elizabeth: Acts of Friendship in The Faerie Queene, Book IV', inEdmund Spenser: New and Renewed Directions, ed. J. B. Lethbridge (Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2006).
  • Online Biographies of Thomas More, Edmund Spenser and Walter Raleigh for Chadwyck Healey (2001-03).


BA, MA, PhD.