Edel Semple is the co-editor of Staged Transgression in Shakespeare’s England (Palgrave, 2013) and she has recently written on prostitution in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, the critical history of The Spanish Tragedy, early modern travel literature, and Shakespeare on film. She received her PhD from UCD in 2011 for a thesis on early modern representations of whoredom. During her studies, Edel held an IRC postgraduate scholarship. Edel has presented her research on early modern literature, gender studies, and adaptations and appropriations of Shakespeare across Ireland, the UK, Europe, and North America. Edel was previously a Teaching Fellow in UCD's School of English, Drama and Film, and a Module Coordinator in Oscail (DCU).

                       

Research Interests

My research interests include: early modern drama, Shakespeare, Middleton and Jonson in particular; adaptations, appropriations, and the reception of Shakespeare; the body, sexuality and gender studies; the early modern city; transgression, difference and criminality in the Renaissance; 'cheap print'; pedagogy.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Celebrating Shakespeare 400: Performing Pericles, Prince of Tyre.Irish Research Council01-MAR-1630-NOV-16€3,114.00

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2017)'Looking (at) women in the BBC Pericles'
Edel Semple (2017) 'Looking (at) women in the BBC Pericles' In: Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (eds). Shakespeare on Screen: The Tempest and other romances. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2016)'The Critical Backstory'
Edel Semple (2016) 'The Critical Backstory' In: Thomas Rist (eds). Arden Early Modern Drama: The Spanish Tragedy. London: Arden. [Details]
(2013)'Rethinking Transgression with Shakespeare's Bawds'
Edel Semple (2013) 'Rethinking Transgression with Shakespeare's Bawds' In: Staged Transgression in Shakespeare's England. UK: Palgrave. Globe icon [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2017)Staged Normality in Shakespeare’s England (forthcoming)
Rory Loughnane (Indiana) and Edel Semple (UCC) (Ed.) (Ed.). (2017) Staged Normality in Shakespeare’s England (forthcoming) UK: Palgrave. [Details]
(2017)Early Modern Literary Studies (journal) - co-editing a Special Issue entitled European Women in Early Modern Drama (in preparation)
Edel Semple (UCC) and Ema Vyroubalova (Trinity College Dublin) (Ed.). (2017) Early Modern Literary Studies (journal) - co-editing a Special Issue entitled European Women in Early Modern Drama (in preparation) Online journal - http://purl.oclc.org/emls/emlshome.html: Early Modern Literary Studies (journal). [Details]
(2013)Staged Transgression in Shakespeare's England
Rory Loughnane (Indiana) and Edel Semple (UCC) (Ed.). (2013) Staged Transgression in Shakespeare's England UK: Palgrave. Globe icon [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2018)'“'Make you a sword of me': Military masculinity in Coriolanus (2011) and Macbeth (2015)'
E. Semple (2018) '“'Make you a sword of me': Military masculinity in Coriolanus (2011) and Macbeth (2015)'. Literature/Film Quarterly, (Forthcoming) [Details]
(2018)'“Shakespeare and Early Modern Europe: A Critical survey'
E. Semple and E. Vyroubalova (2018) '“Shakespeare and Early Modern Europe: A Critical survey'. Shakespeare, (Forthcoming) [Details]

Blog

YearPublication
(2016)Blog report on the public lecture Shakespeare's Sources and the Boole Library's Resources in Boole Library, UCC, 16/09/2016.
E. Semple (2016) Blog report on the public lecture Shakespeare's Sources and the Boole Library's Resources in Boole Library, UCC, 16/09/2016. The River-side Blog, UCC Library: Blog Globe icon [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2015)Review of The Spanish Bawd, by James Mabbe. Ed. José María Pérez Fernández.
Edel Semple (2015) Review of The Spanish Bawd, by James Mabbe. Ed. José María Pérez Fernández. Book Reviews [Details]

Electronic Article

YearPublication
(2015)Playing the whore: performing and contextualising prostitution in The Three Ladies of London.
Edel Semple (2015) Playing the whore: performing and contextualising prostitution in The Three Ladies of London. http://threeladiesoflondon.mcmaster.ca/contexts/EdelSemple.htm: Electronic Article Globe icon [Details]
(2014)Edward Webbe’s The rare and most wonderfull things which Edw. Webbe an Englishman borne, hath seene and passed in his troublesome travailes (London, 1590).
Edel Semple (2014) Edward Webbe’s The rare and most wonderfull things which Edw. Webbe an Englishman borne, hath seene and passed in his troublesome travailes (London, 1590). Electronic Article Globe icon [Details]

Review Articles

YearPublication
(2016)Review essay: Othello at the Abbey and Shakespeare in Ireland.
Edel Semple (2016) Review essay: Othello at the Abbey and Shakespeare in Ireland. Review Articles Globe icon [Details]
(2015)The Adventures of Pericles presented at the Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, 19 June 2015. Published in: Early Modern Literary Studies.
Edel Semple (2015) The Adventures of Pericles presented at the Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, 19 June 2015. Published in: Early Modern Literary Studies. UK: Review Articles Globe icon [Details]
(2014)Twelfth Night, Or What You Will presented at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 24 May 2014. Published in: Early Modern Literary Studies 17.2 (2014).
Edel Semple (2014) Twelfth Night, Or What You Will presented at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 24 May 2014. Published in: Early Modern Literary Studies 17.2 (2014). UK: Review Articles Globe icon [Details]
(2013)King Lear presented at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 22 February 2013. Published in: Early Modern Literary Studies 16.3 (2013).
Edel Semple (2013) King Lear presented at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 22 February 2013. Published in: Early Modern Literary Studies 16.3 (2013). UK: Review Articles Globe icon [Details]
(2010)Review of John Ford, Tis Pity She's A Whore, a rehearsed reading presented at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. 9th June 2011. Published in: Early Modern Literary Studies. 16.1 (2012): 20.
Edel Semple (2010) Review of John Ford, Tis Pity She's A Whore, a rehearsed reading presented at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. 9th June 2011. Published in: Early Modern Literary Studies. 16.1 (2012): 20. Review Articles Globe icon [Details]

Reviews

YearPublication
(2017)Review: Hamnet at the Peacock/Abbey – Dublin Theatre Festival 2017.
E. Semple (2017) Review: Hamnet at the Peacock/Abbey – Dublin Theatre Festival 2017. Reviews Globe icon [Details]
(2017)Review: Hamlet by Icarus Theatre Collective at Cork Opera House.
E. Semple (2017) Review: Hamlet by Icarus Theatre Collective at Cork Opera House. Reviews Globe icon [Details]
(2016)Review: Measure for Measure – Ireland 1916 at Dublin Castle.
Edel Semple (2016) Review: Measure for Measure – Ireland 1916 at Dublin Castle. Reviews Globe icon [Details]
(2016)Review: Measure for Measure – Globe on Screen.
E. Semple (2016) Review: Measure for Measure – Globe on Screen. Reviews Globe icon [Details]
(2016)Review: King Lear by the Cork Shakespearean Company at the Unitarian Church, Cork. 30th October 2015.
Edel Semple (2016) Review: King Lear by the Cork Shakespearean Company at the Unitarian Church, Cork. 30th October 2015. Reviews Globe icon [Details]
(2015)Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Abbey.
Edel Semple (2015) Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Abbey. Ireland: Reviews Globe icon [Details]
(2014)Review: RSC’s The Rape of Lucrece, performed by Camille O’Sullivan – Cork Opera House 7th June 2014.
Edel Semple (2014) Review: RSC’s The Rape of Lucrece, performed by Camille O’Sullivan – Cork Opera House 7th June 2014. Ireland: Reviews Globe icon [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(2016)Shakespeare and Love - op.ed. for UCC News.
E. Semple (2016) Shakespeare and Love - op.ed. for UCC News. Other Globe icon [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2017CACSSS Research Support Fund, UCC CACSSS Research Support Fund, UCC
2016New Foundations award for project "Celebrating Shakespeare 400: Performing Pericles, Prince of Tyre" Irish Research Council
2014CACSSS Research Support Fund, UCC UCC CACSSS
2015CACSSS Research Support Fund, UCC UCC CACSSS
2013CACSSS Research Support Fund, UCC UCC CACSSS
2008IRCHSS GOI Postgraduate Scholarship (2008-2010) Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2008Travel Bursary for Research Dissemination and Outputs UCD Seed Funding Scheme
2008Travel Bursary for Graduate Research Purposes UCD Arts and Celtic Studies Graduate School

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Shakespeare Association of America Member01-JUN-14 / 31-MAY-18
International Association of University Professors of English Member01-SEP-15 / 31-DEC-18
International Shakespeare Association Member01-JAN-14 / 01-JUN-16
Irish Renaissance Seminar Member01-JAN-09 /
Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI) Member01-JAN-11 /
Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS) Member01-JAN-10 / 01-JAN-11
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) Member01-JAN-08 / 01-JAN-09
European Shakespeare Research Association Member01-JAN-11 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2017)Early Shakespeare, Late Shakespeare: collaboration and adaptation,
E. Semple (2017) Paper entitled: Military masculinity in Coriolanus (2011) and Macbeth (2015). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Early Shakespeare, Late Shakespeare: collaboration and adaptation, St Louis University, Madrid campus , 26-MAY-17 - 26-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)Borderlines: Authority in the Medieval and Early Modern World,
E. Semple (2017) Chaired session on Municipal Authority for this annual Postgraduate and ECR Conference. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Borderlines: Authority in the Medieval and Early Modern World, University College Cork , 14-APR-17 - 16-APR-17. [Details]
(2016)“Celebrating Shakespeare 400: Performing Pericles, Prince of Tyre”,
E. Semple (2016) Looking (at) women in the BBC Pericles (1984). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], “Celebrating Shakespeare 400: Performing Pericles, Prince of Tyre”, University College Cork , 15-NOV-16 - 15-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016)Shakespeare Day,
E. Semple (2016) Participated in a roundtable discussion on Shakespeare. [Invited Oral Presentation], Shakespeare Day, Trinity College Dublin , 08-OCT-16 - 08-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016)Public lecture entitled Shakespeare's Sources and the Boole Library's Resources,
Edel Semple (2016) A special public lecture for Culture Night 2016 and to comemmorate Shakespeare 400. [Oral Presentation], Public lecture entitled Shakespeare's Sources and the Boole Library's Resources, Boole Library, UCC , 16-SEP-16 - 16-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016)World Shakespeare Congress,
E. Semple (2016) Co-organised and chaired seminar entitled Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare's London and London's Shakespeare. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], World Shakespeare Congress, Stratford and London, UK , 31-JUL-16 - 06-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016)Irish Renaissance Seminar,
E. Semple (2016) Paper entitled: Men, Women and the Nation in Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Renaissance Seminar, Queen's University Belfast , 07-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016)Shakespeare Association of America,
E. Semple (2016) Paper: “Make you a sword of me”: Military masculinity in Coriolanus (2011) and Macbeth (2015) For the seminar: Masculinity and the Body in Contemporary Shakespearean Film and Performance. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, USA , 23-MAR-16 - 26-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)Public lecture entitled Introducing Shakespeare,
E. Semple (2016) Public lecture entitled Introducing Shakespeare. [Invited Oral Presentation], Public lecture entitled Introducing Shakespeare, University College Cork, and Knocknaheeny Library, Cork , 12-APR-16 - 26-APR-16. [Details]
(2015)Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe,
E. Semple (2015) Paper entitled: From whore to martyr, and voyeur to saviour: Thomas Cranley’s Amanda Or, The Reformed Whore (1635). [Oral Presentation], Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe, University of Limerick , 20-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe,
E. Semple (2015) Chaired panel: Becoming a Martyr. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe, University of Limerick , 20-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)UCC English Society,
E. Semple (2015) Paper entitled: Macbeth on Stage and Screen. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCC English Society, UCC , 15-OCT-15 - 15-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)Collaborative Research in Early Modern Studies - Symposium,
E. Semple (2015) Paper entitled: In the Tavern, at the University, and Online: Collaborating on the Early Modern in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Collaborative Research in Early Modern Studies - Symposium, University of Limerick , 25-SEP-15 - 25-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)Shakespeare’s Europe – Europe’s Shakespeare(s) - ESRA conference 2015,
E. Semple and E. Vyroubalová (TCD) - co-organisers of the seminar "European Women in Early Modern Drama" (2015) Co-organiser of the seminar European Women in Early Modern Drama for the conference of the European Shakespeare Research Association. [Other], Shakespeare’s Europe – Europe’s Shakespeare(s) - ESRA conference 2015, University of Worcester , 29-JUN-15 - 02-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015)Performance as Research: The Three Ladies of London in Context,
E. Semple (2015) Contributor to seminar Two 1592 Plays and the Performance of Gender. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Performance as Research: The Three Ladies of London in Context, McMaster University, Toronto, Canada , 23-JUN-15 - 25-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)Desire, Death, and Dialogue: In [Death-] Bed with the Text,
E. Semple (2015) Paper entitled “Togeather let us live and dye”: desire in “The Choice of Valentines”. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Desire, Death, and Dialogue: In [Death-] Bed with the Text, Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus , 22-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15. [Details]
(2014)Process & Practice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art,
E. Semple (2014) Respondent to plenary paper. [Other], Process & Practice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art, University College Cork , 03-OCT-14 - 04-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Shakespeare 450,
E. Semple (2014) Paper entitled Looking at Good Daughters and Bad Mothers: Women in the BBC Shakespeare Series’ Pericles (1984). [Other], Shakespeare 450, Paris , 25-APR-14 - 25-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)School of English Seminar Series, UCC,
E. Semple (2014) Paper entitled The writer, the queen, and the director: Shakespeare, Elizabeth I, and Emmerich’s Anonymous. [Invited Oral Presentation], School of English Seminar Series, UCC, University College Cork , 26-MAR-14 - 26-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)‘These are the Youths that thunder at the Playhouse’ Seminar Series,
E. Semple (2013) Paper entitled “Make the doors upon a woman’s wit”: Wit, Wisdom, and Gender. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], ‘These are the Youths that thunder at the Playhouse’ Seminar Series, Shakespeare's Globe, London , 27-NOV-13 - 27-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)8th International Conference of the Tudor Symposium,
E. Semple (2013) Paper entitled: Appropriating Shakespeare and Elizabeth I in Anonymous. [Oral Presentation], 8th International Conference of the Tudor Symposium, Northumbria University , 03-JUL-13 - 04-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)Irish Renaissance Seminar,
E. Semple (2013) Paper entitled 'How would you live?' Bawds in Measure for Measure. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Renaissance Seminar, Trinity College Dublin , 11-MAY-13 - 11-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Irish Cinema: Culture and Contexts,
E. Semple (2013) Chaired session on Foreign Perspectives. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Irish Cinema: Culture and Contexts, UCC , 18-APR-13 - 20-APR-13. [Details]
(2011)Irish Renaissance Seminar series,
E. Semple (2011) Chaired session. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Irish Renaissance Seminar series, UCD , 05-NOV-11 - 05-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)Home and Exile,
E. Semple (2011) Chaired session for Annual Conference of UCD's English Graduate Society. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Home and Exile, UCD , 07-MAR-11 - 07-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Irish Renaissance Seminar,
E. Semple (2011) Paper entitled “Educating the reader: Markham’s The Famous Whore”. [Oral Presentation], Irish Renaissance Seminar, University of Ulster, Belfast , 14-MAY-11 - 14-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)English Graduate Society Seminar Series, UCD,
E. Semple (2011) Paper entitled “‘This Booke my Whore’: John Taylor on publishing, poetry and prostitution”. [Oral Presentation], English Graduate Society Seminar Series, UCD, UCD , 05-APR-11 - 05-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period,
E. Semple (2010) Paper entitled “‘A gentlewoman of my fashion’: (Ad)dressing the whore”. [Oral Presentation], Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period, Trinity College Dublin - UCD-TCD joint conference , 06-AUG-10 - 07-AUG-10. [Details]
(2010)Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period,
E. Semple (2010) Chaired session on “Mock trials and comic transgressors”. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period, TCD , 06-AUG-10 - 07-AUG-10. [Details]
(2009)Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar Series,
E. Semple (2009) Paper entitled “‘What shall I do to shewe my self a man?’: Masculinity and liminal space in Nashe’s Choice of Valentines”. [Invited Oral Presentation], Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar Series, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, TCD , 27-FEB-09 - 27-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)Sexing the Book: Bodies, Texts, Practices: Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, McGill University,
E. Semple (2009) Paper entitled “‘This Booke my Whore, or else this whore my Booke’: The author as pimp in John Taylor’s A Common Whore”. [Oral Presentation], Sexing the Book: Bodies, Texts, Practices: Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, McGill University, McGill University, Montreal, Canada , 27-MAR-09 - 29-MAR-09. [Details]
(2008)School of English, Drama and Film Seminar Series, UCD,
E. Semple (2008) Paper entitled “How to spot a whore: Identifying the sexually transgressive woman in Early Modern literature”. [Oral Presentation], School of English, Drama and Film Seminar Series, UCD, UCD , 13-FEB-08 - 13-FEB-08. [Details]
(2008)Early Modern Performance: Current Approaches,
E. Semple (2008) Paper entitled “‘Open thy wardrobe, and fit ’em to their calling’: (Per)forming prostitution on the Jacobean stage”. [Invited Oral Presentation], Early Modern Performance: Current Approaches, UCD , 21-JUN-08 - 21-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Building Breaches: The Negotiation of Boundary in Premodern Culture,
E. Semple (2008) Chaired session on Social Ills for this Borderlines Postgraduate Conference. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Building Breaches: The Negotiation of Boundary in Premodern Culture, TCD and UCD , 19-MAR-08 - 20-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)Renaissance In-Betweeness: Conference hosted by the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS),
E. Semple (2008) Paper entitled “‘What shall I do to shewe my self a man?’: Masculinity and liminal space in Nashe’s Choice of Valentines”. [Oral Presentation], Renaissance In-Betweeness: Conference hosted by the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS), Vancouver, Canada , 03-APR-08 - 05-APR-08. [Details]
(2007)Sibéal Speaks: Postgraduate Conference on New Directions in Feminist, Sexuality, and Gender Research,
E. Semple (2007) Paper entitled “‘I went to see and be seen’: Boundaries, display and the whore in Renaissance England”. [Oral Presentation], Sibéal Speaks: Postgraduate Conference on New Directions in Feminist, Sexuality, and Gender Research, University of Limerick , 06-OCT-07 - 06-OCT-07. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Postgraduate Tutor Liaison Officer Postgraduate Tutor Liaison Officer2014 /
School of English Health and Safety Officer School of English Health and Safety Officer2014 /
First Year Committee Member2014 /
Second Year Committee, School of English Member2012 /
School Graduate Studies Committee Member2014 /
Prizes Committee, School of English Member2013 /
Research Committee, School of English Member2014 / 2017
BA in English / Denominated Entry Committee, School of English Member2012 / 2013
First Year Reform Curriculum Committee, School of English Member2012 / 2013

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin Teaching Fellow01-JAN-12 / 31-AUG-12
Oscail Distance Education, Dublin City University Module group coordinator01-SEP-10 / 01-SEP-13
School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin Occasional lecturer, tutor, and workshop leader01-JAN-07 / 31-DEC-11

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2011University College Dublin PHDEarly Modern Literature
2004NUI Maynooth BACHELOR OF ARTSEnglish and Anthropology
2005University College Dublin MASTERSEarly Modern Literature
2013FETAC CertificateFETAC Level 5 Certification in Occupational First Aid
2007Irish Academy of Public Relations CertificateIntroduction to Public Relations

Outreach Activities

 Description

Delivered public lecture on Shakespeare as part of Cork's "Learning Neighbourhoods" initiative (April 2016), which formed part of the UNESCO Cork Learning City programme. In 2015 Cork achieved a UNESCO award as a Learning City, one of only three cities in Europe and one of twelve cities worldwide. This award recognises Cork's continuing excellence and commitment to lifelong learning.

Delivered a taster lecture as part of the inaugural UCC CACSSS Summer School from 7th–10th June 2016. The lecture discussed studying English at UCC and explored Hamlet, one of the Leaving Certificate's set plays.

Organiser of the School's event for Culture Night 2014 and 2015. The event, "Ten-Minute Tales", saw staff and postgraduate students present a literature extravaganza to the general public. Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity, and the arts.

Organised a staged reading of "Tamburlaine" for Christopher Marlowe's 450th anniversary. The play was read by the students and staff of the School before a live audience in February 2014.

In 2013-2014, I organised reciprocal visits between UCC's School of English and Shakespeare's Globe, with members of the Globe Education.

Organiser of the School's annual Shakespeare Writing Competition for First Years.

Collaborated with UCC's Green Campus initiative for the inaugural Green Campus writing competition (2014)

Judge for UCC Dramat Society for the Irish Student Drama Association (2013-2014)

From 2008-2009, I acted as Seneschal of the Dublin-based inter-institutional reading group, the Early Modern Tavern Society. I remain an active member of the society.

As part of the Early Modern Tavern Society's 'Read, not Dead' programme, I have performed in the staged readings of a range of medieval and early modern plays including: Everyman, Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, The Cardinal, A Mad World, My Masters, The Wise Woman of Hoxton, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Mankind, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Cola's Fury, King Johan, Michaelmas Term, Arden of Faversham and A Woman Killed with Kindness.

Young Writer of the Year Awards 2014-2015 - member of the steering committee and judging panel.

With Dr. Marie Kelly (Drama and Theatre Studies), I co-chaired a post-performance discussion for the play "In Acting Shakespeare" in the Everyman theatre, Cork. (October 2014)

Guest speaker to secondary school as part of the Admissions Office schools outreach project (2013-2015).

Other Activities

 Description

Seminar organiser of "Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare’s London and London’s Shakespeare" at the 10th World Shakespeare Congress in the UK (2016), with Prof Donald Hedrick (Kansas State University).

Designed and co-taught an interactive postgraduate workshop on editing and edited collections with Dr Andrew Power (Program Director of the English Dept., Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus) in March 2016. This workshop explored the work of the editor and the process of editing from initial conception to the printing and promotion of an edited volume. Discussion and practical exercises formed part of the workshop.

Seminar organiser of "European Women in Early Modern Drama", for the European Shakespeare Research Association conference "Shakespeare's Europe — Europe's Shakespeare(s)" in Worcester, UK (2015) with Dr Ema Vyroubalova (TCD).

Conference organiser of "Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period", an inter-institutional and international conference held in Trinity College Dublin (August, 2010), with Dr Rory Loughnane (TCD).

Teaching Interests

Teaching and module coordination:
EN1002 Literature and Society: Medieval to Renaissance (Co-teaching.)  
EN1101 Contexts: The Production and Reception of Literature (Co-teaching.)  
EN1103 Problems in Literature and Film (Module Coordinator and co-teaching.)  
DR1005 Texts and Contexts: Greek to Modern Theatre (Teaching Hamlet and Pericles for this module in the School of Drama.) 
EN2073 Introduction to Shakespearean Drama (Teaching and coordination.)  
EN2066 Drama: Medieval to Renaissance (Coordination and co-teaching.)  
EN3107 Studies in Shakespeare (Coordinator and co-teaching.)  
EN3006 Shakespeare on the Page and Screen (seminar module.)  
EN3110 Dissertation module on the BA in English programme (Co-teaching.)    

MA in Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance - Programme Coordinator (2015-2018)
(Co-teaching on three modules: 'Renaissance', 'Texts and Transformations', and 'New Histories of the Book'. Coordinator of 'Renaissance'.)    

Past experience - I have previously taught courses on Renaissance drama, poetry, and prose, early modern London, literary genres, and writing and research skills. For several years, I also taught the literature of the long eighteenth century (c.1640-1800 poetry, novels, prose, drama), edited course textbooks, and created literary assignments for Oscail, Ireland's Distance Learning institution.    

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2017M. O'Halloran University College CorkPHD"Marlowe's Medievalism: Subversion and Medieval Literature in Christopher Marlowe's Drama"
2016M. Murphy UCCMASTERSMA thesis: “‘Why, shall I always keep below stairs?’: Shakespeare female servants on screen, 1990-2014”
2016E. Murphy UCCMASTERSMA thesis: "Katherina Minola's on Screen Transition from Daughter to Wife"
2016D. Browne UCCMASTERSMA Thesis: "On This Island: A Study in Shakespeare’s Late Romances Through the Poetic and Critical Interpretations of W.H. Auden"
2014R. Hunt UCCMASTERS"The Influence of the Mind, Body and External Environment on the Philosophical Self in Book II of The Faerie Queene"
2014M. Power UCCMASTERS“The Family in Shakespeare’s Revenge Tragedies: A Comparative Study of Titus Andronicus and Hamlet”
2013S. Gunning UCCMASTERS"Female Transgression and the Challenges of Patriarchal Ideology in the Tragedies of John Webster"
2012S. Dollard UCDMASTERS“The complex morality of cuckoldry in Middletonian drama”

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Problems in Literature and Film EN1103Problems in Literature and Film
2018Literature and Society: Medieval to Renaissance EN1002Literature and Society: Medieval to Renaissance
2018Introduction to Shakespearean Drama EN2073Introduction to Shakespearean Drama
2018Drama: Medieval to Renaissance EN2066Drama: Medieval to Renaissance
2018Studies in Shakespeare EN3107Studies in Shakespeare
2018Renaissance Literature, c. 1500-1700 EN6054Renaissance Literature, c. 1500-1700

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Prof Donald Hedrick Kansas State UniversityU.S.A.
Dr Rory Loughnane University of KentUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Andrew Power Saint Louis University - Madrid CampusSPAIN
Assistant Research Prof. Rory Loughnane New Oxford Shakespeare - Indiana UniversityU.S.A.
Dr Ema Vyroubalova Trinity College DublinIRELAND