Martin Coyle

Prof. Martin Coyle’s work focuses on the textual editing and textual histories of Shakespeare’s plays, along with other aspects of early and renaissance drama. He has authored and co-authored many books aimed at introducing students to university-level criticism, including A Brief Guide to English Literature, Write it Right, Literary Terms and Concepts, Practical Criticism, and The Student’s Guide to Writing. In 1992 he, along with Dr John Peck (formerly of Cardiff) founded the Palgrave Macmillan New Casebooks series, which introduced generations of students and readers to new theoretical approaches to the practice of literary criticism. Having overseen the publishing of over 75 titles, Martin remains the General Editor of the series; recent and forthcoming collections include edited volumes on Medieval English Literature, Ted Hughes, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.