Dr Carla Suthren


My main area of research is in Classical (particularly Greek) reception and translation, primarily in the early modern period. I also have particular research interests in Greek tragedy, Shakespeare and early modern drama, the history of the book, and writing by women. I have previously held postdoctoral research positions on Subha Mukherji's ERC-funded project Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: The Place of Literature (University of Cambridge, Faculty of English and CRASSH), and Silvia Biglizzi's PRIN-funded project 'The Reception of Classical Literature in Early Modern English Drama' (University of Verona). I am interested in interdisciplinary approaches and the ways in which early modern English literature intersects with and is shaped by European contexts and mediations. I am currently working on my first monograph, entitled Tyrannous Passions: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Reception of Euripides, which aims to contribute to a wider critical effort to re-think the literary history of the English Renaissance by emphasising a significant engagement with Greek literature, of which our understanding is still far less developed in comparison to Latin authors.


Paper 3 (English Literature 1550-1660), Paper 4 (English Literature 1660-1760), Shakespeare.


I took my BA (Classics and English) and MSt (Classics) at Magdalen College, Oxford; for my AHRC-funded PhD, 'Shakespeare and the Renaissance Reception of Euripides', I moved to the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York.