Ramona Wray
    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3331

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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.

    Achievements and Distinctions

     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).

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - Early Modern Women’s Writing
    - Shakespeare
    - Adaptation
    - Memory Studies

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    Frequent Journals

    • Shakespeare Bulletin

      ISSNs: 0748-2558

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1931-1427

      Johns Hopkins University Press


    • Early Theatre

      ISSNs: 1206-9078


    • Shakespeare Quarterly

      ISSNs: 0037-3222

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1538-3555

      Johns Hopkins University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.14 SJR 0.111 SNIP 0.93


    • Memory Studies

      ISSNs: 1750-6980, 0965-8211

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1750-6999

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.06 SJR 0.37 SNIP 1.421


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