Dr Daniel Derrin, PhD (Macquarie University)
(email at email@example.com)
Academic history: I studied English at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, completing my PhD in early modern literature in 2012. A revised version of my thesis was published in 2013 as Rhetoric and the Familiar in Francis Bacon and John Donne. Following this I taught English literature at the University of Sydney, University of Notre Dame, Sydney, and at Macquarie University, before taking up the S. Ernest Sprott Fellowship in 2014, awarded by the University of Melbourne and carried out at the Warburg Institute, University of London. I have also been an Associate Investigator with the Australian Research Council’s Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions 1100-1800 (http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/).
I am currently at work on several projects on early modern comedy and humour. Alongside a monograph on this topic, I am coediting The Palgrave Handbook of Humour, History, and Methodology, a publication developed from the Humours of the Past project, on which I was co-investigator with Hannah Burrows (Aberdeen).
- Traditions of comedy
- Humour theory
- Early modern rhetoric
- Early modern drama
- Francis Bacon and natural philosophy
- Poetry of John Donne
- Derrin, Daniel (Accepted). Humour and Renaissance Culture: 1500-1660. Routledge.
- Derrin, Daniel (2013). Rhetoric and the Familiar in Francis Bacon and John Donne. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
- Derrin, Daniel (2017). Review of "Humour and Laughter in History: Transcultural Perspectives" edited by Elisabeth Cheauré and Regine Nohejl. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research
- Derrin, Daniel (2015). Review of "Teaching Shakespeare and Marlowe: Learn Versus the System" by Liam Semler. Parergon
- Derrin, Daniel (2014). Review of "The English Clown Tradition from the Middle Ages to Shakespeare" by Robert Hornback. 31(2): 173-174.
Chapter in book
- Derrin, Daniel (2018). Contemplative Idiots in Soliloquy: Rhetorical Parody, Laughable Deformities and the Audience. In Shakespeare and the Soliloquy in Early Modern English Drama. Cousins, A.D. & Derrin, Daniel Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 68-79.
- Derrin, Daniel (2014). Shakespearean Comedy. In Encyclopedia of Humor Studies. Attardo, S. Sage Publications. 684-688.
- Derrin, Daniel (2014). Subtle Persuasions: The Memory of Bodily Experience as a Rhetorical Device in Francis Bacon’s Parliamentary Speeches. In Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment. Kambaskovic, Danijela Springer. 133-154.
- Cousins, A.D. & Derrin, Daniel (Accepted). Alexander Pope in the Reign of Queen Anne. Routlege.
- Derrin, Daniel & Burrows, Hannah (Accepted). The Palgrave Handbook of Humour, History, and Methodology. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Cousins, A.D. & Derrin, Daniel (2018). Shakespeare and the Soliloquy in Early Modern English Drama. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Derrin, Daniel (2018). Self-referring Deformities: Humour in Early Modern Sermon Literature. Literature And Theology 32(3): 255-269.
- Derrin, Daniel (2018). Sine Dolore: Relative Painlessness in Shakespeare’s Laughter at War. Critical Survey 29(2): 81-97.
- Derrin, Daniel (2017). Crackinge Thraso: the Braggart Soldier Image in Sixteenth-Century Sermons and Religious Polemic. English Studies 98(7): 704-716.
- Derrin, Daniel (2016). Rethinking Iago’s Jests in Othello II.i: Honestas, Imports and Laughable Deformity. Renaissance Studies n/a.
- Derrin, Daniel (2015). Rhetoric and the Commonplace in the Courtroom Defence Scene of Shakespeare's Othello. The Use of English: The English Association Journal for Teachers of English 66(3).
- Derrin, Daniel (2014). The Humorous Unseemly: Value, Contradiction and Consistency in the Comic Politics of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare 11(4): 425-445.
- Derrin, Daniel (2012). Engaging the Passions in John Donne’s Sermons. English Studies 93(4): 452-468.
- Derrin, Daniel (2011). Mens Businesse and Bosomes’ Bacon’s Thetical Rhetoric in ‘Of Truth’ and ‘Of Anger’. Parergon 28(1): 43-63.