Edel Lamb

Dr

  • Room 01.007 - 4 University Square

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - early modern studies, particularly Shakespeare and Renaissance performance cultures - age, childhood and gender in early modern literature and culture - early modern literature (especially drama) and civil unrest, including protest, riot.

20062019
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Personal profile

Interests

My research focuses on early modern literature (especially drama), Shakespeare, Renaissance theatre, and childhood studies. 

Research Statement

Renaissance childhoods and performance cultures are central to my research.   I have received fellowships from the Australian Research Council, the Irish Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) and the Huntington Library (USA) to pursue my work on these topics.  I have written two books, Performing Childhood in the Early Modern Theatre (2009) and Reading Children in Early Modern Culture (2018), which offer new understanding of early modern childhood through an analysis of the children’s playing companies and the child as reader.  Findings of this research have also been published in Ben Jonson Journal (2008), Literature Compass (2010), The New Companion to Renaissance Literature and Culture (ed. Michael Hattaway, 2010), The Child in British Literature (ed. Adrienne Gavin 2012), and Renaissance Drama (2016).

I have developed my interest in Shakespeare and performance through essays on 1 Henry IV (2011) and ‘Shakespeare and the Renaissance Stage’ in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts, ed. Mark Burnett, Adrian Streete and Ramona Wray (2012).  I am currently developing a new project with Dr Kate Flaherty (ANU) and Assoc. Prof. Fiona Ritchie (McGill University) on Shakespeare and riot.  Early findings of this research have been published in a special issue ofShakespeare (2018) and Australian Studies (2012).

Teaching

I teach on the following modules:

ENG1001 English in Transition

ENG2050 Shakespeare & Co.

ENG3181 Renaissance Performance, Gender, Space

ENG7363 Developing Research Specialisms

Particulars

I am PGR Lead for English.

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William Shakespeare Arts & Humanities
Childhood Arts & Humanities
Boys Arts & Humanities
Melbourne Arts & Humanities
Riots Arts & Humanities
Labour of Love Arts & Humanities
Drama Arts & Humanities
Reader Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2006 2019

Performing Childhood in the Early Modern Theatre: The Children's Playing Companies (1599-1613)

Lamb, E., 2008, Palgrave/Macmillan. 189 p. (Early Modern Literature in History)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Guest Editor - Shakespeare: Special Issue: Shakespeare and Riot

Lamb, E. (ed.) & Flaherty, K. (ed.), Sep 2018, In : Shakespeare. 14, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Introduction: Shakespeare and Riot

Kate Flaherty & Lamb, E., Sep 2018, In : Shakespeare. 14, 3, p. 199-204 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

William Shakespeare
Riots
Modern Drama
Conceptualization
Drama

Reading Children in Early Modern Culture

Lamb, E., 02 Feb 2018, Palgrave/Macmillan. 269 p. (Early Modern Literature in History)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Childhood
Reader
Romance
Prayer Books
Anthologies

“Shall we playe the good girles”: Playing Girls, Performing Girlhood on Early Modern Stages

Lamb, E., 23 Apr 2016, In : Renaissance Drama. 44, 1, p. 73-100 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Banishment
Education
Denmark
Female Education
Wit

Prizes

AHRC PhD Fellowship, QUB: The Children's Playing Companies of Early Modern London

Edel Lamb (Recipient), Sep 2002

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Belfast
Fellowship

DEL(NI) Scholarship for MA in Reconceiving the Renaissance, QUB

Edel Lamb (Recipient), Sep 2001

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Francis Bacon
Fellowship

IRCHSS Post-Doctoral Fellowship, UCD: Reading Children in Early Modern Culture

Edel Lamb (Recipient), Sep 2008

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Dublin
Fellowship

Activities 2003 2019

External Examiner at UCC for MA English - Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance

Edel Lamb (Examiner)
20192021

Activity: Examination typesPGT external examination

Invited Talk at 'The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Political Theology', Hampton Court Palace

Edel Lamb (Invited speaker)
21 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Research Paper at University of Exeter: The Literary Childhood of Lady Rachel Fane (1613-1680)

Edel Lamb (Invited speaker)
07 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Research Paper at University College Cork: 'Literary Girlhoods in the Seventeenth Century'

Edel Lamb (Invited speaker)
16 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Shakespeare Study Session for A-Level Students

Edel Lamb (Lecturer), Mark Burnett (Lecturer)
27 Apr 2018

Activity: Other activity typesHosting a school group or open day

Press / Media

BBC Newsline

Edel Lamb

24/04/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Inside Culture

Edel Lamb

18/04/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Thesis

Colour in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Author: Bingham, S. L., Nov 2018

Supervisor: Wray, R. (Supervisor) & Lamb, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy