Dr Minna Jeffery

My research interests are in drama and theatre studies. Currently, my research centres around theatre in translation and women’s playwrighting. My PhD thesis proposed and examined strategies for feminist theatre translation, which I explored by translating Minna Canth’s The Worker’s Wife (1885) from Finnish to English. I am currently working on preparing the findings of this research for publication. In addition, I am working on a new project researching and translating the plays of the early twentieth-century feminist-socialist Finnish playwright Elvira Willman.

  • Theatre translation and theatre in translation
  • Feminist and activist translation
  • Women’s playwrighting
  • Finnish theatre
  • Queer theatre and performance
  • Feminist theatre and performance
  • Twentieth-century and twenty-first European theatre
  • Twentieth-century and contemporary British theatre and performance
  • Gender and language

Alongside my academic work, I am a practicing dramaturg and theatre-maker, making work with my company Good Friends for a Life Time. I am also a practicing literary translator from Finnish to English. See my personal website for further information.