Dr Peter Groves

I was educated in the UK at the universities of Exeter and Cambridge, where I wrote my Ph.D on Shakespeare’s metrics.

I came to Monash in 1980 (for a two-year appointment!) and now teach poetry, Shakespeare and other Renaissance English literature in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies.

My publications on metre include a theoretical monograph (Strange Music: The Metre of the English Heroic Line, ELS Monograph Series 74, Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria, 1998), and a series of articles on poets from Chaucer to Philip Larkin.

I have also published (with Dr Geoffrey Hiller) an edition of Samuel Daniel’s poetry and an annotated anthology of the seventeenth-century Theophrastan character.

I am currently working on the theory of verse-movement.


Institution: Cambridge University
Year awarded: 1979
Institution: Exeter University
Year awarded: 1975

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