- Principal Investigator
- Leader of 'The Faerie Queene Liturgy Project’
Ewan Fernie is Chair of Shakespeare Studies and Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Principal Investigator of ‘The Faerie Queene Now: Remaking Religious Poetry for Today’s World', and leader of 'The Faerie Queene Liturgy Project’. Having been born while his mother gazed at Lincoln Cathedral, he has often felt magnetised by religion. He is the author of Shame in Shakespeare, editor of Spiritual Shakespeares and co-ordinating editor of Reconceiving the Renaissance. He has recently completed a novel called Dunsinane with Simon Palfrey, with whom he is also General Editor of the ‘Shakespeare Now!’ series of short, provocative books published by Continuum. He was selected as one of the six best scholars of Renaissance drama in the world under 40 and he is currently writing a book on the demonic from Shakespeare to Thomas Mann.