David Fuller is Emeritus Professor of English and former Chairman of the Department of English in the University of Durham, England. From 2002 to 2007 he was the University's Orator. He is the author of Blake's Heroic Argument (Routledge: Chapman and Hall, 1988), James Joyce's 'Ulysses' (St Martin's, 1992), Signs of Grace (with David Brown, Cassell, 1995), and essays on a wide range of poetry, drama, and novels from Medieval to Modern. He is the editor of Tamburlaine the Great (1998), for the Clarendon Press complete works of Marlowe, of William Blake: Selected Poetry and Prose (Longman, 2000; revised 2008), and co-editor (with Patricia Waugh) of The Arts and Sciences of Criticism (Oxford, 1999). His edition with Corinne Saunders of the medieval poem Pearl modernized by Victor Watts is published by Enitharmon (2005). He is trained as a Musicologist, plays the piano and organ, and has written on opera and ballet. His recently completed The Life in the Sonnets will be published in 2011 by Continuum in the series Shakespeare Now!.