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My interests include Shakespeare, early modern drama, editing, women’s writing and drama, adaptation, film and memory studies, and I welcome applications from doctoral students in these areas.

Research Statement

 Ramona Wray is Reader in English Literature.

 She is the author of Women Writers of the Seventeenth Century (Plymouth: Northcote House, 2004), reissued by Liverpool University Press in 2018, and the co-author of Great Shakespeareans: Welles, Kurosawa, Kozintsev, Zeffirelli (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), issued in paperback in 2015.

She is the editor of the Arden Early Modern Drama edition of Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam (London and New York: Methuen Drama, 2012).

She is also the co-editor of and contributor to the following essay collections: Shakespeare and Ireland: History, Politics, Culture (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997), Shakespeare, Film, Fin de Siècle (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000), Reconceiving the Renaissance: A Critical Reader (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), Screening Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006) and The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011).

Her articles have appeared in such journals as Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Critical Survey, Early Theatre, European Spectator, Literature/Film Quarterly, Memory Studies, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Survey and Women’s Writing.

She was the Co-I of the AHRC Network project, ‘Memory and Community in Early Modern Britain’ (2012-2014), and is co-editor of one of the project’s outputs, a special issue of the journal, Memory Studies (2018).

She has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the project, 'A Literary Biography of Elizabeth Cary, Lady Tanfield (1585/6-1639)'.


Stage One Literature; Introduction to Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare on Screen; MA in Literary Studies.

In 2016, she was nominated for the SU Prize for the most Inspiring / Motivating Teacher and the QUB Student Nominated Teaching Award. In 2018, she was again nominated for the SU Prize for the most Inspiring / Motivating Teacher.


 Queen’s University Belfast Teaching Award (2006); Director and Trustee of the British Shakespeare Association (2009-2017); Belfast Ambassador Award (2017); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2001).

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Projects 2012 2014

R1135ENG: Connected Communities

Wray, R.


Project: Research

Research Output 1997 2019

'Henry V' after the War on Terror

Wray, R., 15 Jan 2019, (Accepted) In : Shakespeare Survey. 72, 15 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

War on Terror

The Comedies on Screen

Wray, R., 29 Mar 2019, (Accepted) The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Screen . Jackson, R. (ed.). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 20 p.

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

Memory Studies: Special Issue: Memory and Community in Early Modern England

Chedgzoy, K. (ed.), Graham, E. (ed.), Wray, R. (ed.) & Hodgkin, K. (ed.), 23 Jan 2018, 1 ed. London and Los Angeles: Sage. 128 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

1 Citation (Scopus)

Researching Memory in Early Modern Studies

Chedgzoy, K., Graham, E., Hodgkin, K. & Wray, R., 01 Jan 2018, In : Memory Studies . 11, 1, p. 5-20 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access
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Belfast Ambassador Award, 2017

Ramona Wray (Recipient), 16 Nov 2017

Prize: National/international honour

municipal council

Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Ramona Wray (Recipient), 01 May 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Nominee, National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

Ramona Wray (Recipient), 14 Jun 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Teaching Award, Queen's University Belfast

Ramona Wray (Recipient), 15 Jun 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 1995 2019

Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era, University of Montpellier

Ramona Wray (Speaker)
26 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Shakespeare Association of America, Washington DC

Ramona Wray (Participant)
17 Apr 201920 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Peer reviewer, Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books (Publisher)

Ramona Wray (Peer reviewer)
14 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Endorser, University of Nebraska Press (Publisher)

Ramona Wray (Peer reviewer)
11 Jun 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Radical Mischief: A Conference Inviting Experiment in Theatre, Thought and Politics

Ramona Wray (Participant)
20 Jul 201821 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


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