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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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Selected 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

Learning to be Boys: Reading the Lessons of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Marston’s What You Will

Lamb, E., Mar 2016, Young Shakespeare. 34 ed. 11 p. (Actes des congres de la Societe francaise Shakespeare).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Labor
William Shakespeare
Boys
Boyhood
Gender Identity

Youth Culture

Lamb, E., Aug 2014, The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England. Hadfield, A., Dimmock, M. & Shinn, A. (eds.). Ashgate Publishing, p. 31-42 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Beaumont, Francis

Lamb, E., 2012, The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Wiley-Blackwell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Books for Schoolchildren in the Seventeenth Century

Lamb, E., 2012, The Child in British Literature: Literary Constructions of Childhood Medieval to Contemporary. Gavin, A. (ed.). Palgrave/Macmillan, p. 69-86 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Shakespeare and the Renaissance Stage

Lamb, E., 2012, The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts. Burnett, M., Streete, A. & Wray, R. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 259-273

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

William Shakespeare
Melbourne
Authority
Supporters
Discourse

IHenryIV: The Critical Background

Lamb, E., 2011, IHenryIV. Longstaffe, S. (ed.). Continuum, p. 10-35 (Continuum Renaissance Drama Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Boys' Plays

Lamb, E., 2010, The New Companion to Renaissance Literature and Culture: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Hattaway, M. (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, Vol. 2. p. 80-93 14 p. (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Literature of Early Modern Childhoods

Lamb, E., 2010, In : Literature Compass. 7, 6, p. 412-423

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Childhood
Boys
History

Becoming Men: the Child Player in Jonson's Epicene

Lamb, E., Nov 2008, In : Ben Jonson Journal. 15, 2, p. 175-193 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

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

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

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

Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference

Edel Lamb (Speaker)
29 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in 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