Gavin Paul’s research interests centre on Shakespeare and early modern drama. His work on the intersections of editorial practice, textual theory, and performance history has appeared in The Review of English Studies, Shakespeare: The Journal of the British Shakespeare Association, The Bulletin for the Society of Renaissance Studies, Comitatus, The Upstart Crow, and Literature Compass (where he is the three-time winner of Blackwell Publishing’s Essay Prize). He has recently contributed a chapter to Editing, Performance, Texts: New Practices in Medieval and Early Modern English Drama, a collection of essays forthcoming from Palgrave. His doctoral thesis analyzing the history of Shakespearean editors’ engagements with performance won the Paul G. Stanwood Prize from UBC and the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize from the Shakespeare Association of America—this international prize is awarded in recognition of the year’s outstanding work in Shakespeare studies. His current project is a book-length study of the performance history of Shakespeare and Middleton’s Timon of Athens (Manchester University Press).
He is also interested in comic book literature and literary responses to 9/11; his work in these fields has appeared in American Periodicals, European Comic Art, and The Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels.
Gavin taught in Arts One from 2010-2012; he is thrilled to be returning to a program that he finds immensely rewarding. He has previously held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and a limited-term Assistant Professorship in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University.
He loves being a husband and a father, and he is only slightly embarrassed to admit that he is regularly distracted by Downton Abbey and conversations regarding the convoluted history of the Marvel Universe.