Anthony Archdeacon has had a varied career over thirty years in the UK as a teacher, as an educationalist specialising in curriculum and assessment and as an academic researching early modern literature and ideas. He has been working in the UAE since 2014.
- Ph.D., Early Modern Literature, University of Southampton, 1997
- M.Phil., Medieval Literature, University of Cambridge, 1990
- B.A., English and Philosophy, University of Manchester, 1982
- Dr. Archdeacon teaches English Communication I and II, Technical English, and Engineering Communication.
Dr. Archdeacon is interested in the history of literature, culture and ideas from medieval to renaissance or “early modern.” He is particularly interested in the relationship between literature and intellectual history in these periods, and intersections between academic and literary discourses. His most recent new research has been into responses to the Narcissus myth in early modern culture, culminating in a 2018 article on English sonnet sequences. He has also recently published a long-term project to interpret previously untranslated Latin university debates on the topic of “nihil” (nothing) in the seventeenth century.