McGaw, William

Associate Professor William McGaw, now retired, has held senior positions in three Australian universities since 1993, most recently as a Dean and as Pro Vice-Chancellor International at Macquarie University where he attained undergraduate and graduate degrees.

A Modernized Edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.
2017 1-4955-0544-8
This new modern edition of the complete poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is based on the author's previous 2012 work: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. The first complete modernized edition of Surrey's poetry since George Nott's 1815 edition (The Works of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and of Sir Thomas Wyatt), it presents a contemporary text in which the poems have been structured for 21st century reader.

Concordance to the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547)
2015 1-4955-0377-1
An entirely new and major contribution to rediscovering the corpus of work and achievements from the sixteenth-century poet Henry Howard. It is, as no previous concordance has been, a coherent, integrated and an intellectually accessible resource with significant innovations in literary concordances, archaic words, modern words with obsolete meanings, and words with multiple means have been glossed with a wide range of application.

Critical Edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.
2012 0-7734-2917-4
This is an entirely new and comprehensive edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, edited by William McGaw. The work fills in a gap that scholars and critics have lamented for the past two decades and complements a full-scale biography published by William A. Sessions in 1999. Surrey was a preeminent courtier under King Henry VIII, and was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the two major Tudor poets (along with Sir Thomas Wyatt). He transformed the Petrarchan sonnet into its English form, created English blank verse, and he wrote the first personal elegy in English upon Wyatt’s death. No manuscript or early printed edition contains all of his work. This edition has been enhanced by more recent research and by access to more sources. As a result, there are fifty-nine poems, forty-four songs and sonnets, eleven Biblical paraphrases with two prologues, and two books of the Aeneid.