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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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Research Output

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

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    Reading Children in Early Modern Culture

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • “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

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    Prizes

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

    Lamb, Edel (Recipient), Sep 2002

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

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

    Lamb, Edel (Recipient), Sep 2001

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

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

    Lamb, Edel (Recipient), Sep 2008

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    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

    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

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

    Edel Lamb (Examiner)

    20192021

    Activity: Examination typesPGT external examination

    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

    Plenary Panel at British Shakespeare Association Conference: Shakespeare and Riot

    Edel Lamb (Speaker), , Kate Flaherty (Speaker), & Fiona Ritchie (Speaker)

    16 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    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