Christopher Ivic – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Chris specializes in literature of the early modern period, but he also teaches outside his area of expertise, serving as the module coordinator for the first-year core module ENG4106 Parallel Texts. His teaching interests include early modern literature, especially Shakespeare; he is also interested in national identity, memory and race. His research focuses on Shakespeare as well as national identity, in particular Jacobean imaginings of Britain and Britishness.

Academic qualifications

  • B.A.
  • M.A.
  • Ph.D.

Teaching specialism

  • Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Manuscript and Print Culture
  • Nationalism, Race, Memory.

Current scholarship


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Research and academic outputs

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The subject of Britain: 1603-25
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Ivic, C (2020) The subject of Britain: 1603-25. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719088704


Shakespeare and national identity: a dictionary
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Ivic, C (2017) Shakespeare and national identity: a dictionary. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781472534347


Forgetting in early modern English literature and culture: Lethe's legacies
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Ivic, C (2004) Forgetting in early modern English literature and culture: Lethe's legacies. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415310468


Making and remaking the British kingdoms - 'Henry V', then and now
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Ivic, C (2018) 'Making and remaking the British kingdoms - 'Henry V', then and now.' In: Cottegnies, L and Britland, K, eds. Henry V: a critical reader. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 156-179. ISBN 9781474280105


Gendering the archipelago: nation, state and empire in the prophetic writings of Lady Eleanor Davies
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Ivic, C and Maley, W (2018) 'Gendering the archipelago: nation, state and empire in the prophetic writings of Lady Eleanor Davies.' In: Orgis, R and Heim, M, eds. Fashioning England and the English: literature, nation, gender. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 97-118. ISBN 9783319921259


Literature and nationalism
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Ivic, C (2016) 'Literature and nationalism.' In: Stone, J, Rutledge, D.M, Rizova, P.S, Smith, A.D and Hou, X, eds. The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of race, ethnicity, and nationalism. Wiley, London, pp. 1-2. ISBN 9781405189781


Shakespeare's Elizabethan England/Jacobean Britain
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Ivic, C (2013) 'Shakespeare's Elizabethan England/Jacobean Britain.' In: Maley, W and Loughnane, R, eds. Celtic Shakespeare: the bard and the borderers. Ashgate, Farnham. ISBN 9781409422594


"How to vse your Brothers Brotherly": civility, incivility and civil war in '3 Henry VI'
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Ivic, C (2013) '"How to vse your Brothers Brotherly": civility, incivility and civil war in '3 Henry VI'.' In: Loughnane, R and Semple, E, eds. Staged transgression in Shakespeare's England. Palgrave, pp. 239-251. ISBN 9781137349347


"bastard Normans, Norman bastards": anomalous identities in 'The life of Henry the Fift'
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Ivic, C (2010) '"bastard Normans, Norman bastards": anomalous identities in 'The life of Henry the Fift'.' In: Maley, W and Schwyzer, P, eds. Shakespeare and Wales: from the Marches to the Assembly. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 75-90. ISBN 9780754662792


Reading Tudor chronicles
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Ivic, C (2010) 'Reading Tudor chronicles.' In: Brietz Monta, S and Ferguson, M, eds. Teaching early modern English prose. Modern Language Association, New York. ISBN 9781603290524


‘the memorye of their noble ancestors': collective memory in early modern Ireland
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Ivic, C (2010) '‘the memorye of their noble ancestors': collective memory in early modern Ireland.' In: Frawley, O, ed. Memory Ireland. vol. 1 History and modernity. Irish Studies . Syracuse University Press, Sycracuse, NY. ISBN 9780815632504


Spenser and interpellative memory
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Ivic, C (2009) 'Spenser and interpellative memory.' In: Beecher, D and Williams, G, eds. Ars reminiscendi: mind and memory in Renaissance culture. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Toronto. ISBN 9780772720481


Reassuring fratricide in '1 Henry IV'
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Ivic, C (2004) 'Reassuring fratricide in '1 Henry IV'.' In: Ivic, C and Williams, G, eds. Forgetting in early modern English literature and culture: Lethe's legacies. Routledge studies in renaissance literature and culture . Routledge, London, pp. 99-109. ISBN 0415310466


"Our British land": Anne Bradstreet's Atlantic perspective
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Ivic, C (2004) '"Our British land": Anne Bradstreet's Atlantic perspective.' In: Schwyzer, P and Mealor, S, eds. Archipelagic identities: literature and identity in the Atlantic Archipelago, 1550-1800. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 195-204. ISBN 0754635848


Samuel Daniel
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Ivic, C (2002) 'Samuel Daniel.' In: Baker, C, ed. Absolutism and the scientific revolution, 1600-1720: a biographical dictionary. The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World . Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, pp. 84-85. ISBN 9780313308277


Michael Drayton
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Ivic, C (2002) 'Michael Drayton.' In: Baker, C, ed. Absolutism and the scientific revolution, 1600-1720: a biographical dictionary. The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World . Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, pp. 97-98. ISBN 9780313308277


John Norden
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Ivic, C (2002) 'John Norden.' In: Baker, C, ed. Absolutism and the scientific revolution, 1600-1720: a biographical dictionary. The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World . Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, pp. 282-283. ISBN 9780313308277


John Speed
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Ivic, C (2002) 'John Speed.' In: Baker, C, ed. Absolutism and the scientific revolution, 1600-1720: a biographical dictionary. The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World . Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, pp. 356-357. ISBN 9780313308277


Mapping British identities: John Speed's 'Theatre of the empire of Great Britaine'
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Ivic, C (2002) 'Mapping British identities: John Speed's 'Theatre of the empire of Great Britaine'.' In: Baker, D and Maley, W, eds. British identities and English Renaissance literature. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 135-155. ISBN 9780521782005


Republican reimaginings in Marlowe’s 'Edward II'
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Ivic, C (2022) 'Republican reimaginings in Marlowe’s 'Edward II'.' Humanities, 11 (1). e23. ISSN 2076-0787


Bitter memories: Spenser’s 'A view of the present state of Ireland'
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Ivic, C (2018) 'Bitter memories: Spenser’s 'A view of the present state of Ireland'.' Éire-Ireland, 53 (3 & 4). pp. 9-35. ISSN 0013-2683


Spenser and the bounds of race
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Ivic, C (1999) 'Spenser and the bounds of race.' Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, 32 (3). pp. 141-174. ISSN 0016-6928


'Incorporating Ireland: cultural conflict in Holinshed's Irish Chronicles': edges: dangerous encounters and identity formation
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Ivic, C (1999) ''Incorporating Ireland: cultural conflict in Holinshed's Irish Chronicles': edges: dangerous encounters and identity formation.' The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 29 (3). pp. 473-498. ISSN 1082-9636


"Our inland": Henry V and the Celtic Fringe
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Ivic, C (1999) '"Our inland": Henry V and the Celtic Fringe.' Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, 30 (1). pp. 85-103. ISSN 0004-1327


Macbeth: the British play
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Ivic, C (2019) Macbeth: the British play. In: British Shakespeare Association Conference, 16-20 July 2019, Swansea, Wales, UK.


Staging the nation in Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V
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Ivic, C (2019) Staging the nation in Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V. In: Globe Education Study Days Series, 15 June 2019, Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK.


Staging the past in Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 and Henry V
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Ivic, C (2019) Staging the past in Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 and Henry V. In: True Lies: Shakespeare, History and Fiction, 1 June 2019, Shakespeare's Globe, London.


‘For the republicke’: Samuel Daniel’s ‘A panegyrike congratulatorie to the Kings Maiestie’ (1603)
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Ivic, C (2015) ‘For the republicke’: Samuel Daniel’s ‘A panegyrike congratulatorie to the Kings Maiestie’ (1603). In: Samuel Daniel, Poet and Historian, 10-11 September 2015, The Royal College of Music, London.


Bitter memories in Spenser’s View
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Ivic, C (2015) Bitter memories in Spenser’s View. In: Fifth International Spenser Society Conference, 18-20 June, 2015, Dublin Castle, Ireland.


"If I were to do it again, I would not do it": John Thornborough, the Jacobean Union, and doing it again
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Ivic, C (2012) "If I were to do it again, I would not do it": John Thornborough, the Jacobean Union, and doing it again. In: Society for Renaissance Studies International Conference 2012, 9-11 July 2012, University of Manchester.


Print, political culture and Samuel Daniel's "A Panegyrike Congratvlatorie to His Kings Maiestie"
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Ivic, C (2011) Print, political culture and Samuel Daniel's "A Panegyrike Congratvlatorie to His Kings Maiestie". In: Book Encounters, 1500-1750, July 1 2011, Corsham Court Centre, Bath Spa University.


Radical Britons: Bacon, Hume, and British political culture
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Ivic, C (2011) Radical Britons: Bacon, Hume, and British political culture. In: The annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, 24-6 March 2011, Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal, Quebec.


"This mighty worke of vnion": early Jacobean Panegyric
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Ivic, C (2010) "This mighty worke of vnion": early Jacobean Panegyric. In: The annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, 8-10 April 2010, Venice.


The creation and reception of Jacobean Union ideas
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Ivic, C (2008) The creation and reception of Jacobean Union ideas. In: The Bibliographical Society AGM, 16 December 2008, London.


The Union book
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Ivic, C (2007) The Union book. In: New Developments in Textual Culture, 17 February 2007, Department of English Studies, University of Stirling.


The production, circulation, and reception of Jacobean Union ideas
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Ivic, C (2006) The production, circulation, and reception of Jacobean Union ideas. In: The Modern Language Association Convention, 27-30 December 2006, Philadelphia.


Ben Jonson and manuscript culture
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Ivic, C (2005) Ben Jonson and manuscript culture.


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