Dr JULIA KOTZUR

Dr JULIA KOTZUR
MA, MLitt, PhD (Aberdeen)

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Dr JULIA KOTZUR
Dr JULIA KOTZUR

Contact Details

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work +44 (0)1224 273575
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The University of Aberdeen Room A08
Taylor Building
School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
University of Aberdeen
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

Biography

I joined the University of Aberdeen in 2008 as an undergraduate student in English Literary Studies, and I graduated in 2017 with a PhD in early modern English Drama, focussing on aspects of medicine, sacramentality, and eating in the drama of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. 

I worked as a Teaching Assistant on EL2011: Encounters with Shakespeare, and as a German Language Teacher both at university-level and at the Language Centre before joining the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture in 2017. At SLLMVC, I co-ordinate the School support staff.

Research

Research Interests

I am interested in portrayals of Eucharistic and Galenic eating and healing in early modern English drama as a way of understanding the persisting importance of Catholicism in post-Reformation England. In connection with this research, I am further interested in the roles that spatiality, specifically boundaries and transformations of space, and medieval drama play.

Other research interests include:

- literary displays of cannibalism 

- penance and reconciliation

- medieval moral plays

Collaborations

In October 2016, I co-organised a one-day symposium on Shakespearean legacies as part of the Shakespeare Week to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. The symposium was entitled ‘What Legacy shall I bequeath to thee?’: Shakespeare in the Context of his Time.

Research Grants

I have received travel grants from the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) and from the Society for Renaissance Studies.

Further Info

Admin Responsibilities

I provide administrative support at PGT and PGR level as well as REF support at SLLMVC.

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