Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature
All members of the Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature Research group pursue their own individual research paths in this rich and diverse field; they also share interests in performance history, contemporary film and theatre adaptations, material and textual culture, poetry and editing.
Group members are all scholars of national and international standing: they have published leading publications in their respective fields and have individually worked in creative research partnerships with a range of cultural institutions such as The Globe, the RSC, Fondazione Cini, Venice, Pegasus Theatre and TORCH, Oxford. In addition, they are deeply committed to the dissemination of knowledge through public performance, media broadcasts, digital resources and creative links with schools, for example, through TeacherHub>English.
Over the years, this research group has been particularly successful in attracting AHRC, technē and other scholarship funding for PhD students. A number of students emerged from Royal Holloway's Undergraduate Shakespeare Pathway. The Centre works with a vibrant community of PhD students on a wide range of subjects including Shakespeare’s Ontology; Shakespeare and Bollywood; Baconian readings of Shakespearean tragedy; Renaissance reception of Greek drama; Memory in the History Plays; Shakespeare’s Fools; the influence of Hamlet’s First Quarto on C21 productions; Shakespeare and the Arab Spring; post-Holocaust responses to King Lear; Race and Material Culture in Early Modern Drama and a novel re-imagining King Lear, set in contemporary India.
The Centre is always keen to hear from prospective PhD students interested in working on questions which intersect with members' research interests, for example, international adaptations of Shakespeare; stage, screen, online versions of the plays; Digital Shakespeare Education; materialism and the text; politics and reception; philosophical approaches to the text; post-colonialisms and feminisms on stage.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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