Summary: Renaissance. Classical gods and myth in Renaissance theatre and literature, Renaissance visual culture, classical reception, Shakespeare.
Teaching Commitments: Prose: Reading & Interpretation (Autumn 2017) | Writing Mentor (Academic Year 2017–18)
@SirCharlesEager | leeds.academia.edu/charleseager
MA English Literature, University of Leeds, 2016 (Dissertation, 'Godlikeness and Theophany in Late Shakespeare')
BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Leeds, 2015
A kind, fair, and attentive review of my book Synkronos by Mr Jonathan Gill: http://leedsliving.co.uk/art-culture/book-review-synkronos/
The tree is felled: let us cut now, Toma,
The novel leaves, with (for, on) which we
(Deo volent') with ink and stile shall labour,
Our numbers raze, then again redraw:
Singing of Dacia, the wonder-terrors
Of Synkronos, matter fit to frame
Our taking friendship's hand over vast
That we a book ballast-build may, to be
Overleafed for more than one mere age.
'Three Celan Translations', EPIZOOTICS!, 2 (2017), 2122available to read at epizooticszine.wordpress.com
An excerpt from the above:
are in us,
we sleep across, before the gate
I lose you to you, that
is my snow-consolement,
say, that Jerusalem is
say't, as were I this,
as were you
as could we without us we be,
I leaf you over, for ever,
you pray, you to-bed
I cannot give Celan's German owing to copyright, but if you confer the two, you will see they are very close, although mine may be more mellifluous.
'Meditation', The Society of Classical Poets, 5 (2017), 106www.classicalpoets.org
The above is a redaction from this post, of whose amateurishness I am by now appropriately ashamed, July 2016: http://classicalpoets.org/jaded-i-lay-and-other-poetry-by-charles-eager/
Friends know I prefer to circulate in manuscript, which allows for a finer calligraphic presentation on good paper. I have had many requests in particular for my set of Cuidam Epigrammata. If you want a copy, do write to me.
Current Projects Academic
'The Drama of the mentis furor in late Shakespeare', Oxford-Globe Forum for Medicine and Drama in Practice, University of Oxford, 2 Dec 2017
Douglas Jefferson Scholarship, 201619
I have put together a bibliography of resources ancient and modern for Latin self study, which can be viewed on my academia.edu page.
Occasional (mostly musical, sometimes theatrical) journalism for Leeds Living magazine.