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Tracey Hill

  • Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Email: T.Hill@bathspa.ac.uk
  • School or Department: CoLA - Mgmt and Administration
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Personal statement

My research interests are in late sixteenth and early seventeenth century cultural history, especially the culture and history of early modern London. I have published two monographs and a number of articles and chapters in books.

My first book, Anthony Munday and Civic Culture, was published by Manchester University Press in 2004. It was nominated in 2005 for the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize for the best book in Renaissance studies. My second book, Pageantry and Power, for which I was awarded a British Academy research grant, was published by Manchester University Press in 2010 and won the David Bevington Award for the Best New Book in Early Drama Studies (see http://mrds.eserver.org/awards/mrds-awards).

I teach modules on sixteenth and seventeenth-century poetry and drama, Literary London, and historical fiction. Since 2004 I have been leading a third-year module on the culture of early modern London. Additional scholarly interests include the use of electronic resources such as EEBO (Early English Books On-line) in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, a topic on which we co-hosted an English Subject Centre/JISC symposium at Bath Spa in 2005. I co-convened a panel on the use of electronic resources in teaching at the Renaissance Society of America Conference in Miami, spring 2007, and presented a paper with a colleague from the English Subject Centre about students' use of EEBO in my third-year module at the University of Michigan in September 2006; the English Subject Centre produced a DVD of one of our EEBO-based seminars.

I have supervised PhDs on early modern drama and I welcome expressions of interest in PhD study in any area of early modern culture, especially civic culture.

My other interests include walking, cooking, motorbikes and (especially non-league) football.

Academic qualifications

  • BA University of York
  • MA University of Essex
  • PhD University of Essex

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Editorial Boards of The Map of Early Modern London (mapoflondon.uvic.ca) and The London Journal
  • Member of the Academic Users' Forum, London Metropolitan Archives
  • Member of the Advisory Board of JISC Historic Books, 2011-13
  • Member of The Tudor Symposium since 1998
  • Member of the Mediaeval and Renaissance Drama Society
  • Member of the Literary London Society
  • Member of the Renaissance Society of America
  • Founder member of London Historians
  • Member of the Society for European Festivals Research
  • Member of the Shakespeare Association of America

Research and academic outputs

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Pageantry and power: a cultural history of the early modern Lord Mayor's Show, 1585-1639
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Hill, T (2011) Pageantry and power: a cultural history of the early modern Lord Mayor's Show, 1585-1639. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719080104


Anthony Munday and civic culture
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Hill, T (2004) Anthony Munday and civic culture. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719063824


Decadence and danger: writing, history and the fin de siecle
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Hill, T, ed. (1997) Decadence and danger: writing, history and the fin de siecle. Sulis Press, Bath. ISBN 0952685620


Contemporary writing and national identity
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Hill, T and Hughes, W, eds. (1995) Contemporary writing and national identity. Sulis, Bath. ISBN 0952685604


‘To the Honour of our Nation abroad’: the merchant as adventurer in civic pageantry
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Hill, T (2017) '‘To the Honour of our Nation abroad’: the merchant as adventurer in civic pageantry.' In: Finlayson, J.C and Sen, A, eds. Civic performance: pageantry and entertainments in early modern London. Taylor & Francis, Oxford. (Forthcoming)


Plague, storms and the Great Fire
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Hill, T (2015) 'Plague, storms and the Great Fire.' In: Reid, D and Bowen, H, eds. Lord Mayor's Show: 800 years 1215-2015. Third Millennium, London, pp. 96-97. ISBN 9781908990556


The 1616 Show
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Hill, T (2015) 'The 1616 Show.' In: Reid, D and Bowen, H, eds. Lord Mayor's Show: 800 years 1215-2015. Third Millennium, London, pp. 92-93. ISBN 9781908990556


The Show in the Elizabethan era
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Hill, T (2015) 'The Show in the Elizabethan era.' In: Reid, D and Bowen, H, eds. Lord Mayor's Show: 800 years 1215-2015. Third Millenniumn, London, pp. 88-89. ISBN 9781908990556


Commentators and eyewitness accounts
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Hill, T (2015) 'Commentators and eyewitness accounts.' In: Reid, D and Bowen, H, eds. Lord Mayors' Show: 800 years 1215-2015. Third Millennium, London, pp. 86-87. ISBN 9781908990556


Speechwriters in the early modern period
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Hill, T (2015) 'Speechwriters in the early modern period.' In: Reid, D and Bowen, H, eds. Lord Mayor's Show: 800 years 1215-2015. Third Millennium, London, pp. 90-91. ISBN 9781908990556


Festivals
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Hill, T (2014) 'Festivals.' In: Hadfield, A, Dimmock, M and Shinn, A, eds. The Ashgate research companion to popular culture in early modern England. Ashgate, Basingstoke, pp. 43-58. ISBN 9781409436843


"On the most Eminent seate thereof is Gouernement Illustrated": staging power in the Lord Mayor's Show
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Hill, T (2013) '"On the most Eminent seate thereof is Gouernement Illustrated": staging power in the Lord Mayor's Show.' In: Loughnane, R and Semple, E, eds. Staged transgression: performing disorder in early modern England. Palgrave, pp. 24-36. ISBN 9781137349347


Representing the awefull authoritie of soueraigne Maiestie': monarchs and mayors in Anthony Munday's The Triumphes of re-united Britania
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Hill, T (2007) 'Representing the awefull authoritie of soueraigne Maiestie': monarchs and mayors in Anthony Munday's The Triumphes of re-united Britania.' In: Burgess, G, Lawrence, J and Wymer, R, eds. The Accession of James I: Historical and Cultural Consequences. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 15-33. ISBN 1403948992


"Forg'd inuention former time defac'd": representing Tudor history in the 1590s'
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Hill, T (2001) '"Forg'd inuention former time defac'd": representing Tudor history in the 1590s'.' In: Pincombe, M, ed. The anatomy of Tudor literature: proceedings of the first international conference of the Tudor symposium (1998). Aldgate, Aldershot, pp. 195-210. ISBN 0754602435


“For the blood is the life”: the construction of purity in Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula'
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Hughes, W and Hill, T (1997) '“For the blood is the life”: the construction of purity in Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula'.' In: Hill, T, ed. Decadence and danger: writing, history and the fin de siècle. Sulis Press, Bath, pp. 128-137. ISBN 9780952685623


'Euer Obedient in His Studies': Thomas Middleton and the City, 1620–1622
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Hill, T (2017) ''Euer Obedient in His Studies': Thomas Middleton and the City, 1620–1622.' The London Journal. ISSN 0305-8034


“In fiction as in fact”: 40 years of literary studies in The London Journal
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Hill, T (2017) '“In fiction as in fact”: 40 years of literary studies in The London Journal.' The London Journal, 42 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0305-8034


“The Grocers honour”: or, taking the City seriously in 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle’
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Hill, T (2017) '“The Grocers honour”: or, taking the City seriously in 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle’.' Early Theatre, 20 (2). ISSN 2293-7609 (Forthcoming)


Owners and collectors of the printed books of the early modern Lord Mayors' Shows
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Hill, T (2014) 'Owners and collectors of the printed books of the early modern Lord Mayors' Shows.' Library and Information History, 30 (3). pp. 151-171. ISSN 1758-3489


The Triumphes of Golde: the Goldsmiths' company in civic pageantry
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Hill, T (2011) 'The Triumphes of Golde: the Goldsmiths' company in civic pageantry.' Goldsmiths Review, 10/11. pp. 18-19. ISSN 0953-0355


Putting London centre-stage
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Hill, T (2006) 'Putting London centre-stage.' The Cambridge Quarterly, 35 (1). pp. 94-97. ISSN 14716836


"The Cittie is in an uproare": staging London in The Booke of Sir Thomas More
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Hill, T (2005) '"The Cittie is in an uproare": staging London in The Booke of Sir Thomas More.' Early Modern Literary Studies, 11 (1). ISSN 1201-2459


"This is as true as all the rest is": religious propaganda and the representation of truth in the 1580s
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Hill, T (1999) '"This is as true as all the rest is": religious propaganda and the representation of truth in the 1580s.' Critical Survey, 11 (1). pp. 48-65. ISSN 0011-1570


'Marked down for omission': censorship and the booke of Sir Thomas More
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Hill, T (1999) ''Marked down for omission': censorship and the booke of Sir Thomas More.' Parergon, 17 (1). pp. 63-87. ISSN 1832-8334


Shakespeare, Spenser, and the crisis in Ireland
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Hill, T (1998) 'Shakespeare, Spenser, and the crisis in Ireland.' Renaissance Forum, 3 (2). ISSN 1362-1149


'He hath changed his coppy': anti‐theatrical writing and the turncoat player
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Hill, T (1997) ''He hath changed his coppy': anti‐theatrical writing and the turncoat player.' Critical Survey, 9 (3). pp. 59-77. ISSN 0011-1570


Humanism and homicide: Spenser's a view of the present state of Ireland
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Hill, T (1993) 'Humanism and homicide: Spenser's a view of the present state of Ireland.' Irish Studies Review, 1 (4). pp. 2-4. ISSN 09670882


Entertaining King James: royal progresses, pageantry and pastimes in the early modern period
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Hill, T (2017) Entertaining King James: royal progresses, pageantry and pastimes in the early modern period. In: Fit for a King - James VI and I's Visit to Hoghton Tower in Context, 5 May 2017, Hoghton Tower, Preston, UK.


‘Partners in the businesse’: Middleton, Dekker, Jonson, Munday, Harrison, Christmas, Norman, Bucket, Challoner, Wilde
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Hill, T (2017) ‘Partners in the businesse’: Middleton, Dekker, Jonson, Munday, Harrison, Christmas, Norman, Bucket, Challoner, Wilde. In: 45th Annual Meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America, 5 - 8 April 2017, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA, USA. (Forthcoming)


‘To the Honour of our Nation abroad’: overseas venturing in the early modern Lord Mayor’s Show
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Hill, T (2016) ‘To the Honour of our Nation abroad’: overseas venturing in the early modern Lord Mayor’s Show. In: London Renaissance Seminar: Ship and Nation in Early Modern England, 12 November 2016, Birkbeck School of Art, London, UK.


The city celebrates Lord Mayor’s Day, 1616/2016
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Hill, T (2016) The city celebrates Lord Mayor’s Day, 1616/2016. In: Guildhall Library Walks, 28 October 2016, Guildhall Library, London, UK.


Theatres, inns and liberties
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Hill, T (2016) Theatres, inns and liberties. In: Guildhall Library Walks, 9 September 2016, Guildhall Library, London, UK.


"As well by the English as by the Strangers": the presence of the stranger in civic pageantry
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Hill, T (2016) "As well by the English as by the Strangers": the presence of the stranger in civic pageantry. In: 13th International Conference on Urban History: Reinterpreting Cities, 24 - 27 August 2016, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.


Paratheatrical entertainments in Shakespeare’s London and London’s Shakespeare
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Hedrick, D, Sempel, E and Hill, T (2016) Paratheatrical entertainments in Shakespeare’s London and London’s Shakespeare. In: World Shakespeare Congress, 31 July - 6 August 2016, Kings' College London, London, UK.


Strangers and aliens: immigrants in early modern London
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Hill, T (2016) Strangers and aliens: immigrants in early modern London. In: Arts Public Lecture Series, 5 May 2016, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK.


"The grocers honour”: or, Taking the city seriously in 'The knight of the burning pestle'
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Hill, T (2016) "The grocers honour”: or, Taking the city seriously in 'The knight of the burning pestle'. In: Beaumont400 Conference, 11 - 12 March 2016, King’s College London, London, UK.


Translations: Middleton and the city, c. 1621
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Hill, T (2014) Translations: Middleton and the city, c. 1621. In: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America, 9 - 12 April 2014, Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO, USA.


‘To the Honour of our Nation abroad’: the merchant as adventurer in civic pageantry
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Hill, T (2013) ‘To the Honour of our Nation abroad’: the merchant as adventurer in civic pageantry. In: Japan and Britain, 1613: Parallels and Exchanges, 19 - 21 September 2013, SOAS, London, UK.


“All eyes still open to behold them: And all harts and hands to applaud them”: the audiences of the Lord Mayor’s Show
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Hill, T (2013) “All eyes still open to behold them: And all harts and hands to applaud them”: the audiences of the Lord Mayor’s Show. In: The 59th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, 4 - 6 April 2013, Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA.


The city celebrates: the Lord Mayor's Show, 1585-1639
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Hill, T (2011) The city celebrates: the Lord Mayor's Show, 1585-1639. In: The Guildhall 600th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, October 2011, Guildhall, London, UK.


In search of John Robinson
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Hill, T (2011) In search of John Robinson. In: Book Encounters: 1500-1750, 1 July 2011, Bath Spa University: Corsham Court..


“To prune and dress the Tree of Gouernment”: Political Contexts of the London Lord Mayors’ Shows
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Hill, T (2010) “To prune and dress the Tree of Gouernment”: Political Contexts of the London Lord Mayors’ Shows. In: Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, 8-10 April 2010, Venice, Italy.


'A briefe narration of each seuerall shew': the Lord Mayor's Show from street to print
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Hill, T (2008) 'A briefe narration of each seuerall shew': the Lord Mayor's Show from street to print. In: Material Readings in Early Modern Culture: 1550-1700, 11-12 April 2008, University of Plymouth.


The vanished spectacle: witnesses to the Lord Mayor's show
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Hill, T (2007) The vanished spectacle: witnesses to the Lord Mayor's show. In: London in Text and History: 1400-1700, 13-15 September 2007, Jesus College, Oxford.


"London's offspring, though the meanest": tracing the many lives of Anthony Munday
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Hill, T (2005) "London's offspring, though the meanest": tracing the many lives of Anthony Munday. In: Renaissance Lives: Centre for research in Renaissance studies fourth annual conference, 22 October 2005, Roehampton University, London.


"Representing the awefull authoritie of soueraigne Maiestie": The triumphs of reunited Britannia, Anthony Munday's first Jacobean Lord Mayor's show
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Hill, T (2003) "Representing the awefull authoritie of soueraigne Maiestie": The triumphs of reunited Britannia, Anthony Munday's first Jacobean Lord Mayor's show. In: 1603: The Historical and Cultural Consequences of the Accession of James I, June 2003, Hull University.


"A faithful affected freend to his countrey": Anthony Munday and Rome
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Hill, T (2000) "A faithful affected freend to his countrey": Anthony Munday and Rome. In: Second International Conference of the Tudor Symposium, September 2000, Newcastle University.


Samuel Pepys: plague, fire, revolution [book review]
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Hill, T (2016) Samuel Pepys: plague, fire, revolution [book review]. The London Journal, 41 (2). pp. 190-192. ISSN 0305-8034


Reviews [book reviews]
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Barron, C, Hill, T and Gray, D (2014) Reviews [book reviews]. The London Journal, 39 (3). pp. 295-302. ISSN 0305-8034


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