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 …2020

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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

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

Materialising 'Hamlet' in the Cinemas of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe

Burnett, M., 01 Aug 2020, Belgrade English Language and Literature Studies: BEELS90. Cubrovic, B. (ed.). Belgrade : Faculty of Philology, p. 17-34 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shakespearean Cinemas / Global Directions

Burnett, M., 01 Aug 2020, The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen . Jackson, R. (ed.). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, p. 52-63 11 p.

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

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

  • 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)

    Prizes

    Albert W. Fields Award, South Central Renaissance Conference

    Burnett, Mark (Recipient), 1995

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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

    Burnett, Mark (Recipient), 01 May 1998

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    British Academy, Overseas Conference Grant

    Burnett, Mark (Recipient), 11 Mar 2008

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Fellow of the English Association

    Burnett, Mark (Recipient), 03 Mar 2014

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Fletcher Jones Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino

    Burnett, Mark (Recipient), 18 Jul 1993

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Activities

    Peer reviewer, Oxford University Press (Publisher)

    Mark Burnett (Peer reviewer)

    17 Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Academic Consultant, 'Macbeth' in Global Performance, Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Project

    Mark Burnett (Advisor)

    26 Mar 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

    International Conference, English Department (BELLS90), University of Belgrade, Serbia

    Mark Burnett (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    05 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Discussant, Q+A Panel on 'Life Goes On'/'King Lear' (dir. Sangeeta Datta, 2009), Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast

    Mark Burnett (Speaker)

    30 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Peer reviewer, Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

    Mark Burnett (Peer reviewer)

    06 Jun 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    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