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Dr Paul Quinn

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Paul Quinn gained his DPhil from the University of Sussex, working on anti-Catholicism and the Early Modern Stage.  He has taught at the University of Sussex, is a Tutor for Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education’s ‘Oxford Experience’, and has taught at the University of Chichester since 2009.  He is currently convenor for the first year module ‘Page to Stage 2’, convenor for the third year modules ‘“Unforgettable Corpses”: Literature, Cultural Memory and the First World War’, ‘Fairy Tales: From Early Modern to Postmodern’, and teaches on the MA module ‘Theatres of Pleasure and Theatres of Pain’.  He is the Director of the Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction and Editor of the Centre’s journal Gramarye.


Select Publications:  

  • ‘C.S Lewis and the Whore of Babylon’ in Gramarye vol. 13 (June 2018).
  • ‘Edward Alleyn: another possible Sussex network?’, Early Theatre (June 2017).
  • ‘Richard Woodman’s economic rivals’, Notes and Queries (February 2015).
  • Co-editor, co-author (Introduction) and contributor (‘Richard Woodman, Sussex Protestantism and the construction of martyrdom’), Art, Literature and Religion in Early Modern Sussex (Ashgate 2014).
  • ‘Note on the Martyrs Fireback’, Sussex Past and Present (December 2013).
  • ‘Anti-Catholicism, Islamophobia and Christian multi-media’ in From Far Right to Mainstream: Islamophobia in party politics and the media (Campus Verlag, October 2012).
  • ‘A witty, learned persecutor?: The staged afterlife of Thomas More’, Moreana, nos 181 - 2 (Dec 2010).
  • ‘John Rough’s Beard and Isaiah 50: 6’, Notes and Queries (Dec 2009).
  • ‘“Thou shalt turn to ashes”: Shakespeare’s King John as Tudor martyrology’,   Moreana, vol. 45, no. 175 (Dec. 2008).


Research Interests:

  • Early modern literature, with a particular focus on poetry and drama.
  • Political and religious drama on the early modern stage.
  • English anti-Catholicism.
  • Intra-Protestant debate in the early modern period.
  • Irish literature and culture.
  • Literature and cultural memory of the First World War.
  • Politics and the Fairy Tale.
  • C.S Lewis and sectarian language.