After growing up in South London, Joe did his BA, MPhil, and PhD degrees all at
Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he was also a Bye-Fellow and Supervisor in English.
Before coming to Magdalene, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the ERC-funded
project ‘Crossroads of Knowledge: The Place of Literature’, held jointly between the
Faculty of English and CRASSH. Joe’s research is in early modern literature and history,
and in particular the intersections between mathematical and literary cultures in the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Early modern literature and history; history of mathematics; Shakespeare and early modern drama; Tragedy.
MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)
Review of Rhodri Lewis, Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness, Journal of British Studies
‘Algebra and the Art of War: Marlowe’s Military Mathematics in Tamburlaine 1 and 2’,
Cahiers Élisabéthains (April, 2018) [Version of Record online: 3 January 2018],19-39
‘Quantifying Death, Calculating Revenge: Mathematical Justice in Chettle’s Tragedy of
Hoffman’, Renaissance Studies, 31 (September, 2017) [Version of Record online: 15
August 2016], 549-68
‘Sir Thomas Tresham’s Elements of Geometrie’, Notes and Queries, 61 (June, 2014),