Mark Burnett

    Mark Burnett


    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3994

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    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. 



    Member of the Royal Irish Academy; Fellow of the English Association.


    Stage One Literature; Introduction to Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare on Screen; Shakespeare and World Cinema.




    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

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

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    Frequent Journals

    • Shakespeare Survey

      ISSNs: 0080-9152

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2011): SJR 0.144 SNIP 0.364


    • Notes and Queries

      ISSNs: 0029-3970

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1471-6941

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.06 SJR 0.102 SNIP 0.303


    • Review of English Studies

      ISSNs: 0034-6551

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1471-6968

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.22 SJR 0.212 SNIP 0.901


    • Cinema Journal

      ISSNs: 0009-7101

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1527-2087

      University of Illinois Press

      Scopus rating (2013): SJR 0.136 SNIP 1.43


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