Edel Lamb

    Edel Lamb


    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3443

    For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
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    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).


    I teach on the following modules:

    ENG1001 English in Transition

    ENG2050 Shakespeare & Co.

    ENG3181 Renaissance Performance, Gender, Space

    ENG7363 Developing Research Specialisms


    I am PGR Lead for English.

    Willingness to take 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.

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    Frequent Journals

    • Modern Language Review

      ISSNs: 0026-7937

      Modern Humanities Research Association

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.19 SJR 0.111 SNIP 0.72


    • Year's Work in English Studies

      ISSNs: 0084-4144

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1471-6801

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.1 SNIP 0


    • Shakespeare

      ISSNs: 1745-0918

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1745-0926

      Taylor and Francis Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.11 SJR 0.11 SNIP 0.225


    • Parergon

      ISSNs: 0313-6221

      Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.07 SJR 0.1 SNIP 0.19


    • Ben Jonson Journal

      ISSNs: 1079-3453

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1755-165X

      Edinburgh University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.17 SJR 0.1 SNIP 0.209


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