Lecturer in Early Modern Literature
Dr Julian T. S. Neuhauser received his BA and MA degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and his PhD from King’s College London. He is currently a Lecturer at KCL, teaching early modern literature.
Dr Neuhauser’s research has predominately focused on the social rhetoric and literary output of Thomas Coryate and his friends, the Right Worshipful Fraternity of Sireniacal Gentleman (c.1605-1617). Part of this work has led to an article in the Review of English Studies, ‘Sirenaicks, Guilds and a New Coryate Manuscript’. He is also editing Aphra Behn’s play, The Widdow Ranter, or the History of Bacon in Virginia—the first still-extant English language play to be set in colonial Virginia—for VCU publisher British Virginia.
Dr Neuhauser’s current research projects include work on the early modern Inns of Court, associational culture in early modern England, the genre of commendatory verse, early modern media history (print/manuscript/orality) and textual transmission, and game making in early modern poetry (and beyond).
Dr Neuhauser’s interests in early modern media have led to his development of various practice-based teaching and research techniques and programmes. He was a co-founder (and remains a regular member) of the Superscripts, a student organization for palaeography at VCU. At King’s, Dr Neuhauser founded and leads Renaissance Hands: Palaeography Skills Workshop, a programme designed to introduce students at all levels to early modern ‘secretary hand’ giving them the opportunity to practice writing with early modern tools, such as quills and iron oak gall ink. As one of the King’s English Department’s Print Workshop Fellows, Dr Neuhauser draws on his letter press printing experience to lead printing workshops for MA students using KCL’s Bear Yard Press.
Dr Neuhauser is available for talks, lectures, and interviews regarding any aspect of his research or teaching.