I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Queen Mary University. I work on medieval and renaissance drama and 15th and 16th century religious writings, among other topics. I am currently working on a book project, 'Play and Book: Drama, Reading, and the Invention of the Literary in Tudor England', which explores the use and abuse of playbooks written and printed before the establishment of commercial theatres in London in the 1570s.


And Laugh We Did: ‘The Knight of the Burning Pestle’

As one of the Department’s resident medievalists, most of my teaching concerns heroes and monsters, knights and ladies, and magic and the supernatural. However, this year, I’ve had the unexpected pleasure of co-teaching (with Ruth Ahnert, Una McIlvenna, Anthony Ossa-Richardson, and Harriet Phillips) a new module on Renaissance drama.  Aimed at second year students, ESH280 […]