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.
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
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.
I have received travel grants from the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) and from the Society for Renaissance Studies.
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I provide administrative support at PGT and PGR level as well as REF support at SLLMVC.