Applications are due by 14 September 2018 Applications are invited for a three-year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the AHRC-funded project, ‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collections’. This is led by Principal Investigator Professor Gordon McMullan (Department of English, King’s College London) and Co-Investigator Dr. Kate Retford (Department of History of Art, Birkbeck College, … Continue reading Postdoctoral Research Associate, Shakespeare in the Royal Collections, King’s College in collaboration w/ Birkbeck
Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Roehampton, London A three-year, full-time Ph.D. studentship is available in connection with the AHRC-funded Before Shakespeare project. The PhD studentship: The PhD will be supervised by Dr. Andy Kesson and either Dr Jane Kingsley-Smith or Professor Clare McManus, depending on the topic proposed. The successful candidate will join the … Continue reading Before Shakespeare PhD Studentship, Roehampton, 17 August 2018
Integrating any of the N-Town plays into an undergraduate or a graduate syllabus can feel like a daunting task. When students ask the understandable questions of ‘who wrote these plays’, ‘where were they performed’, ‘who were their audiences’, or ‘why was this group of plays compiled together’, one can feel inadequate when shrugging shoulders and … Continue reading Performing Movement in the N-Town Raising of Lazarus: An Alternative Introduction to Early Drama
As part of the University of Manchester’s Widening Participation Programme, I was asked to put together a workshop covering some area of my research, pitching it for schoolchildren in years 8 or 9 (ages 12-14). Medieval literature may seem irrelevant to a modern society, but there are important challenges that we face today on global … Continue reading Early Drama in the Classroom: Back to the Future Workshop
Panel: Shakespeare and Transgender Theory Is female-to-male cross-dressing liberating? What is the root of transmisogyny in feminist discourses? What difference might it make for transgender performers to play Viola in Twelfth Night, Jaquenetta in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Rosalind in As You Like It? Are all-female productions of Shakespeare empowering? Patriarchal institutions … Continue reading Shakespeare and Transgender Theory, Shakespeare Association of America, 17–20 April 2019, Washington D.C.
Seminar: Tudor Performance – Contexts, Traditions, Afterlives Shakespeare Association of America, 17–20 April 2019, Washington D.C. Performance-oriented criticism is not yet a routine part of Tudor studies. How might such work transform the field? When the Shakespeare Association of America opens up enrolment for conference seminars in June, members of the Early English Drama and Performance Network … Continue reading Tudor Performance: Contexts, Traditions, Afterlives Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America, 17–20 April 2019, Washington D.C.
There are many images that might be considered fundamental, or at least quite useful, to a robust undergraduate course on early drama: the stage plan from The Castle of Perseverance, the woodcuts from Skot’s edition of Everyman, Denijs van Alsloot’s painting of the Brussels ommegang pageant wagons, Cailleau’s resplendent painting of the Valenciennes Passion … Continue reading ‘The Pride of Life’ Manuscript