Peter Groves


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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.

Research Output 1998 2015

Introduction: The English country house in literature

Groves, P. L., 2015, The English Country House in Literature: A Critical Selection. Hiller, G. G. (ed.). Clayton VIC Australia: Monash University Publishing, p. XV - XXXV 21 p.

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'My heart dances': Performing emotion through Shakespeare's rhythms

Groves, P. L., 2015, Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments, Legacies. White, R. S., Houlahan, M. & O'Loughlin, K. (eds.). Basingstoke Hampshire UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 83 - 94 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

“Unheedy haste”: Interruptions, overlaps, and Shakespeare’s directing hand

Groves, P., 2015, In : Voice and Speech Review. 9, 2-3, p. 139-148 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Rhythm and Meaning in Shakespeare: A Guide for Readers and Actors

Groves, P. L., 2013, Clayton VIC Australia: Monash University Publishing. 193 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Subversive rhythms: Postcolonial prosody and Indo-Anglian poetry

Groves, P. L., 2013, Off Beat: Pluralizing Rhythm. Hoogstad, J. H. & Pedersen, B. S. (eds.). Amsterdam Netherlands: Rodopi, p. 123 - 134 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review