Dr Clare Whitehead, BA, MA (Nottingham), PhD (QMUL)
Lecturer in Early Modern Literature
I grew up in south Wales, and studied for an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and English at the University of Nottingham. I stayed in the English Department for an MA in Early Modern Studies before moving to Queen Mary, where I graduated in 2015 with a PhD in English Literature.
I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at King’s College London from 2015-2016 and have now re-joined Queen Mary as a lecturer in early modern literature.
In 2016-17 I am teaching on:
- Jacobean and Caroline literature and culture
- Early modern afterlives
- Early modern gender studies
- Royal and court studies
- Performance histories
Recent and On-Going Research
I am currently working on a monograph, based on my doctoral thesis, which examines performance culture at the early Jacobean court and the significance of early modern texts for performance at moments of political and cultural transition.
I am also interested in the afterlives of early modern texts and individuals, and have several publications forthcoming on this topic.
- ‘Harold Jenkins’s copy of Alternative Shakespeares’, Critical Survey (forthcoming 2017), co-authored with James Everest
- Shakespeare’s Sonnets: the State of Play (forthcoming 2017, Bloomsbury Arden), co-edited with Hannah Crawforth and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann
- ‘Ben Jonson’, The Year’s Work in English Studies (2016) 95:1, pp. 33-41
- Review of Visions of Venice in Shakespeare, ed. Laura Tosi and Shaul Bassi (Ashgate: Farnham, 2011), The Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies (April 2013)