Mark Burnett

Professor

  • Room 01.005 - 4 University Square

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Global Shakespeare - Early Modern Literature and Culture - Shakespeare and Film

1986 …2019
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Personal profile

Research Interests

My interests include English Renaissance drama and culture, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Shakespeare on film, Shakespeare and modern popular culture, Irish studies and global Shakespeares, and I welcome applications from doctoral students in these and related areas.

Research Statement

Mark Thornton Burnett is Professor of Renaissance Studies and Director of the Sir Kenneth Branagh Archive at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is the author of Masters and Servants in English Renaissance Drama and Culture: Authority and Obedience (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997), Constructing ‘Monsters’ in Shakespearean Drama and Early Modern Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002), Filming Shakespeare in the Global Marketplace (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007; 2nd ed. 2012), Shakespeare and World Cinema (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) and 'Hamlet' and World Cinema (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), the co-author of Great Shakespeareans: Welles, Kurosawa, Kozintsev, Zeffirelli (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), the editor of The Complete Plays of Christopher Marlowe (London: Dent, 1999) and The Complete Poems of Christopher Marlowe (London: Everyman, 2000), and the co-editor of New Essays on ‘Hamlet’ (New York: AMS Press, 1994), Shakespeare and Ireland: History, Politics, Culture (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997), Shakespeare, Film, Fin de Siècle (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000), Reconceiving the Renaissance: A Critical Reader (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), Screening Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006), Filming and Performing Renaissance History (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011) and The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011). His work has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the European Commission, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre and the Huntington Library. 

He is leading/mentoring on two funded projects - the EC/Marie Curie project, ‘Shakespeare and Indian Cinematic Traditions’, with Dr Rosa Maria Garcia Periago, and the Leverhulme Early Career project, 'South Indian Shakespeares', with Dr Thea Buckley. 

 

Achievements

Member of the Royal Irish Academy; Fellow of the English Association; Trustee and Director of the British Shakespeare Association. 

Teaching

Shakespeare and Company; Shakespeare and Adaptation; Double Dissertation; Shakespeare on Screen; Literary Research Methods.

 

 

 

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Projects 2004 2017

R8368ENG: Hamlet and World Cinema

Burnett, M.

03/06/2015 → …

Project: Research

R1950ENG: Transnational Shakespeare on Film

Burnett, M.

01/08/200817/12/2019

Project: Research

Research Output 1986 2019

Afterword

Burnett, M., 01 Dec 2019, Jane Austen and William Shakespeare: A Love Affair in Literature, Film and Performance. Cano, M. & Garcia-Periago, R. (eds.). Basingstoke and London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 399-402 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

'Hamlet' and World Cinema

Burnett, M., 31 Jul 2019, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 291 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Hamlet
Cinema
William Shakespeare
Africa
Trauma

Past and Present Trajectories for 'Global Shakespeare'

Burnett, M., 15 Apr 2019, Eating Shakespeare: Cultural Anthropophagy as Global Methodology . Refskou, A. S., de Amorim, M. A. & de Carvalho, V. M. (eds.). London and New York : Bloomsbury, p. 155-171 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Shakespearean Cinemas / Global Directions

Burnett, M., 29 Mar 2019, (Accepted) The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen . Jackson, R. (ed.). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Gendered Play and Regional Dialogue in 'Nanjundi Kalyana'

Burnett, M., 06 Aug 2018, Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas. Trivedi, P. & Chakravarti, P. (eds.). London and New York : Routledge, p. 221-237 17 p. (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File

Prizes

Albert W. Fields Award, South Central Renaissance Conference

Mark Burnett (Recipient), 1995

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino

Mark Burnett (Recipient), 01 May 1998

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

British Academy, Overseas Conference Grant

Mark Burnett (Recipient), 11 Mar 2008

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of the English Association

Mark Burnett (Recipient), 03 Mar 2014

Prize: Election to learned society

Fletcher Jones Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino

Mark Burnett (Recipient), 18 Jul 1993

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 1986 2020

Peer reviewer, Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Mark Burnett (Peer reviewer)
17 Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Speaker, 'Global Shakespeare, cultural politics and diplomacy', King's College London

Mark Burnett (Speaker)
25 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Women and Indian Shakespeares: Exploring Cinema, Translation, Performance, Queen's University Belfast

Mark Burnett (Member of scientific committee)
30 Oct 201901 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Peer reviewer, Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

Mark Burnett (Peer reviewer)
15 Nov 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Russian and East European Studies Seminar, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford

Mark Burnett (Invited speaker)
04 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Contributor, Talking History, Newstalk 106-108FM

Mark Burnett

09/04/2017

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Contributor, Good Morning Ulster, BBC Radio Ulster

Mark Burnett

24/04/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Contributor, Arts Extra, BBC Radio Ulster

Mark Burnett

19/04/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Contributor, The Business, RTE Radio 1

Mark Burnett

03/10/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment