Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Nick Cox
About Dr Nick Cox
Nick's main areas of interest are in the literature and culture of the English Renaissance and in aspects of Contemporary Literary Theory.
Nick's teaching expertise and research interests are in the Early Modern period, with a particular focus on Renaissance drama - notably Shakespeare. His teaching and research are informed by a commitment to aspects of contemporary theory broadly within the Marxist tradition and in post-structuralism.
Nick currently teaches Critical Reading and Early Modern Comedy at level 4 and Shakespearean Tragedy and Subjects of Elizabeth at level 6. He also teaches the Post-Structuralist Theory: Foucault and Derrida module on the MA English: Contemporary Literatures course.
Nick has also supervised a number of MA and PhD dissertations in the areas of contemporary theory and Renaissance literature and culture.
Nick's current research project is to explore the relationship between Shakespearean drama and the constitution of an Early Modern multitude. This examines the ways in which the traces of displacement, migration and popular resistance can be read within the Shakespearean text.
This work has involved exploring the discourse of dispossession and displacement in King Lear in the context of enclosure; the inscription of vagrant identities and squatter communities in Shakespearean comedy and the ways in which the signifiers of barbarism deployed in the context of England's war in Ireland inform Titus Andronicus.