- Visiting Lecturer, Aarhus University, Denmark, April 2013.
- Invited Speaker at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Durham, February 2015. Title: ‘Limits Lost and Limits Regained in Shakespeare’.
- Invited Speaker at Liverpool John Moores Research Seminar, October 2012. The title of my paper was ‘Literature, Literary Theory and the Fate of the Universal’.
- Invited Speaker at International Symposium on ‘Posthuman Lives’ at the University of Hawai’i, September, 2011. The title of my paper was: ‘Autobiography, Authenticity and the Posthuman: Eva Hoffman’s Lost in Translation’. The paper has been converted into an article for publication in a special issue of the international journal Biography.
- Member of Editorial Board of the journal Filolog, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Other members of this board include Distinguished Professor Terry Eagleton and Professor Ross Posnock (University of California). Role: advisor and peer reviewer.
Responses to my publications include:
- Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007).
'Re-Humanising Shakespeare has evidently been written from a position of tried-and-tested literary experience as well as deep critical and theoretical understanding. Here, the history of literary criticism and of literary theory is made to sit comfortably alongside questions of human authenticity and existentialism, with Mousley’s range stretching easily from Aristotle to Charles Taylor, from Leavis to “presentist” criticism … While this book leads its readers to think about Shakespeare afresh in terms of “literary humanism”, and away from a critical tradition often scathing about the very word “human”, the benefit of this thoughtful and well-crafted book is obvious from the outset: Re-Humanising Shakespeare returns us to a reinvigorated idea of why we read and think about literature.’
Michael Davies, Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies, 27:1 (2010)
‘One of the most readable works of Shakespeare scholarship I’ve encountered in a long time - and one that articulates a wise and heartening vision for a new ethical humanism in literary studies. A very accessible, lucidly written, fair-minded and forward-looking book.’
Distinguished Professor Robert Watson, University of California, US (reproduced on back cover)
‘Andy Mousley’s revivified ‘literary humanism’ joins up the basic critical question – ‘How to read? – with the basic existential question – ‘How to live?’. Humanism’s more reactionary defenders tend to come out frothing and flailing but the keynote of Rehumanising Shakespeare is a rare and impressive gentleness. Here’s a book about the plays brave enough not only to have a heart, but also to seek and perhaps transform yours.’
Professor Ewan Fernie, Shakespeare Institute (reproduced on back cover)
‘If “human” is just a word, it is nonetheless among the most important, if not the most important work we have … One of the many things this book does well is to force us to ponder what we mean by “the human'’.
Douglas Bruster, English Studies, 90:1 (2009)
- Towards a New Literary Humanism (London: Palgrave, 2011)
‘This book stands out as an intervention in post-poststructuralist debates ... and will have a significant impact on the way literary studies will shape its theoretical debates in the near future.’
Professor Tim Woods, University of Aberystwyth (reproduced on back cover)
- ‘The New Literary Humanism: Towards a Critical Vocabulary’, Textual Practice, 24:5 (2010), 819-39.
‘This article will be of considerable interest to Textual Practice readers for the erudite and incisive ways in which it tries to establish for Humanism the kind of careful critical scrutiny and studious elaboration of keywords and concepts already undertaken in the pages of this journal for other critical movements such as Cultural Materialism’.
- 'Autobiography, Authenticity, Human and Posthuman: Eva Hoffman’s Lost in Translation’, Biography, 35: 1 (2012)
‘I think you have done what the special issue really needs: a sophisticated defence of literary autobiography in humanist terms … I am impressed and delighted with what you have produced for the posthuman issue. It is a fine essay.’
Professor Gillian Whitlock, University of Queensland, Australia and editor of the special issue in which this article appears
- ‘Limits, Limitlessness and the Politics of the (Post)human’, postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 1:1 (2010)
‘You really did a marvellous job of outlining what you see as the most insistent demands/perils/hopes of posthumanist/humanist discourse at this stage of the game in the humanities, especially in the field of literary studies.’
Professor Eileen Joy, Southern Illinois University, US and editor of the special issue in which this article appears. This article has been included in a representative sample of the best of the journal’s content (see: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/pmed/free_articles.html), and the journal itself voted best new journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences Awards by the 2011 Prose Awards.
- Critical Humanisms: Humanist and Anti-Humanist Debates, with Martin Halliwell (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2003)
‘In Critical Humanisms, Martin Halliwell and Andy Mousley have created an extensive and profitable study.’ Keith Mears, Journal of American Studies, 38 (2004)
‘I wanted to share with you the website for The BABEL Working Group, for which your and Halliwell's book has also been an influence. You have also influenced our next collection, which will be coming out from Ohio State UP's new series, Interventions: Studies in Medieval Culture’
Professor Eileen Joy, Southern Illinois University, US
- Renaissance Drama and Contemporary Literary Theory (London: Macmillan, 2000)
‘Mousley writes with …a demystifying accessibility that refuses to simplify complex material or to dazzle with the sophistication of his own critical intelligence’, Edward Pechter, Shakespeare Survey, 55 (2002)
‘Mousley’s book is highly readable and highly recommended’, Matthew Steggle, Year’s Work in English Studies, 81 (2000)