Professor Sir Brian Vickers

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Professor Sir Brian Vickers
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Senior Research Fellow
Institute of English Studies
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01-Jan-2014 Review of J.C. Scaliger, Poetices libri septem. Sieben Bücher über die Dichtkunst, Band VI: Indices


Renaissance Studies, 28: 799−800

01-Jan-2014 Review of Standish Henning (ed.), Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors. A New Variorum Edition


Review of English Studies, 65: 733−7

01-Jan-2013 Review of symposium: ‘Remembering W.W.Greg’ in A. S. G. Edwards (ed.), Textual Cultures, 4


Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 106: 131−3

01-Jan-2013 Review of David Bevington, Martin Butler, and Ian Donaldson (eds.), The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson



01-May-2012 'All's Well that Ends Well - An Attribution Refuted'

Journal articles

Co-author with Marcus Dahl. Times Literary Supplement.

01-Jan-2012 The Library of a Polymath | Essay review of Urs B. Leu, Raffael Keller and Sandra Weimann, Conrad Gessner’s Private Library (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008)


Annals of Science, 69:571−4


01-Jan-2012 Identifying Shakespeare's Additions to The Spanish Tragedy (1602): A New(er) Approach


In Shakespeare Vol 8, Nos 1-4: 2012. pp. 13-43

01-Jan-2012 The Oxford Francis Bacon I: Early Writings 1584-1596

Edited Book

General Editor. The Oxford Francis Bacon I: Early Writings 1584-1596. Ed. Alan Stewart. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2012. Pp. lxi, 1066.

01-Jan-2011 ‘Shakespeare and Authorship Studies in the Twenty-First Century’

Journal articles

Shakespeare Quarterly (62:1): 106–142.

01-Jan-2011 The Collected Works of John Ford (Vol I)

Edited Book

Monsarrat, Gilles, Brian Vickers and R.J.C. Watt (eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press

01-Jan-2010 ‘Disintegrated. Did Middleton really adapt Macbeth?’


Times Literary Supplement 28 May 2010, pp. 13-14.

01-Jan-2008 'Francis Bacon, Feminist Historiography, and the Domain of Nature'

Journal articles

Journal of the History of Ideas (69): 117-141

01-Jan-2008 'Co-authors and Closed Minds'

Journal articles

Shakespeare Studies (36): 111-127

01-Jan-2008 'The Authentic and Inauthentic Hamlet'

Journal articles

Editionen der Kritik (2008:2): 15-42

01-Jan-2007 Shakespeare, 'A Lover's Complaint', and John Davies of Hereford


Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. xii, 329

01-Jan-2007 'Incomplete Shakespeare: Or, Denying Coauthorship in 1 Henry VI'

Journal articles

Shakespeare Quarterly (58:3): 311-352

01-Jan-2005 Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition. The Merchant of Venice

Edited Book

Eds. William Baker and Brian Vickers (London and New York: Continuum), pp. xli, 437. General Editor's Preface, pp. ix-xli.

01-Jan-2004 General Editor's Preface, Coriolanus

Edited Book

General Editor's Preface, Coriolanus, ed. by David George: Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition Series (Continuum Books, March 2004), pp. xxvi, 445

01-Jan-2004 'Neither Proper nor Useful': Jesuit Orthodoxy and Galiliean Science

Journal articles

Essay review of Mordechai Feingold (ed.), The New Science and Jesuit Science: Seventeenth-Century Perspectives. Annals of Science (61): 213-218

01-Jan-2003 'Shakespeare, "A Lover's Complaint"'

Journal articles

'Shakespeare, "A Lover's Complaint"', in the Times Literary Supplement (5 December 2003)

01-Jan-2002 Shakespeare, Co-author: A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays


Oxford University Press, pp. xxxix, 561

01-Jan-2002 'Counterfeiting' Shakespeare: Evidence, Authorship, and John Ford's Funerall Elegye


Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.xxvii, 568

01-Jan-2002 '"Words and Things - Or Words, Concepts, and Things?" Rhetorical and Linguistic Categories in the Renaissance'


E. Kessler and I. Maclean (eds.) Res et Verba in der Renaissance (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz), pp. 287-335

01-Jan-2000 'The Myth of Fancis Bacon's "Anti-Humanism"'


Jill Kraye and M.W.F. Stone (eds.) Humanism and Early Modern Philosophy (London: Routledge), pp. 135-158

01-Jan-1999 English Renaissance Literary Criticism

Edited Book

Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. xv, 655

01-Jan-1999 Francis Bacon, The Essays and Counsels, Civil and Moral

Edited Book

Oxford World's Classics, pp. xliii, 216

01-Jan-1996 Francis Bacon

Edited Book

Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. li, 813 ('The Oxford Authors')

01-Jan-1993 Appropriating Shakespeare: Contemporary Critical Quarrels


New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. xvi, 501. Paperback ed. 1994, reprinted 1996

01-Jan-1988 In Defense of Rhetoric


Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. xi, 508

01-Jan-1988 'The Atrophy of Rhetoric: Vico to de Man'

Journal articles

Rhetorica (6): 21-56

01-Jan-1986 'Rites of Passage in Shakespeare's Prose'

Journal articles

Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West: Jahrbuch 1986, pp. 45-76

01-Jan-1985 'The Royal Society and English Prose Style: A Reassessment'


Rhetoric and the Pursuit of Truth: Language Change in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Los Angeles: The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library), pp. 1-76

01-Jan-1984 'Steevens or Whalley? A Question of Authorship'

Journal articles

Shakespeare Quarterly (35:2): 196-201

01-Jan-1983 'Epideictic and Epic in the Renaissance'

Journal articles

New Literary History (14): 497-537

01-Jan-1981 Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage (Vol VI) 1774-1801

Edited Book

London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. 650

01-Jan-1981 'The Emergence of Character Criticism, 1774-1800'

Journal articles

Shakespeare Survey (34): 11-21

01-Jan-1979 Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage (Vol V) 1765-1774

Edited Book

London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. xvi, 569

01-Jan-1976 Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage (Vol IV) 1753-1765

Edited Book

London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. xiv, 583

01-Jan-1975 Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage (Vol III) 1733-1752

Edited Book

London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. xii, 487

01-Jan-1974 Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage (Vol I) 1623-1692

Edited Book

London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. xi, 448

01-Jan-1974 Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage (Vol II) 1693-1733

Edited Book

London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. xi, 549

01-Jan-1973 Towards Greek Tragedy


London: Longman, pp. xvi, 658. Reprinted 1979

01-Jan-1971 'Shakespeare's Use of Rhetoric'


K. Muir and S. Schoenbaum (eds) A New Companion to Shakespeare Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 83-98

01-Jan-1971 'Bacon's Use of Theatrical Imagery'

Journal articles

Studies in the Literary Imagination (4): 189-226

01-Jan-1970 Classical Rhetoric in English Poetry


London: Macmillan, pp. 180

01-Jan-1968 The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose


London: Methuen, pp. ix, 452

01-Jan-1968 Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose


Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. xi, 316

01-Jan-1968 'King Lear and Renaissance Paradoxes'

Journal articles

Modern Language Review (63): 305-314

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12-Aug-2013 'Much Ado About Who: Is It Really Shakespeare?'

Quoted extensively in New York Times article, by Jennifer Schuessler. August 12, 2013.

20-Sep-2012 'Editing John Ford'

Editing Now: Early Modern Performance and Modern Textual Scholarship. University of Durham. 19-21 September 2012

01-Jan-2011 ‘Suffering and attempted consolation in Shakespeare’

University of Cambridge Shakespeare Summer School, August 2011.

01-Jan-2007 'From the Consolatio to Counselling: Grief Therapy, Ancient and Modern'

John Coffin Lecture in Intellectual History (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

01-Jan-2004 'Shakespeare's Teachers'

John Coffin Memorial Lecture in English Literature (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

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