Thesis Title: The adaption and reception of Arthurian history, literature, and legend in early modern England
Supervisor: Paulina Kewes & Laura Ashe
Research Interests: Arthurian literature, early modern drama, medieval and early modern history
Doctoral Research: My research focuses on a time when Arthurian literature emerges as primarily dramatic. My project seeks to investigate: the character of this transformation, from history and romance to drama; the relationship of the Arthurian material presented in these performances to the Arthur found in chronicle, chorographic, and legal texts of the period; and the relationship between this complex, conflicted, and commonwealth-conscious Arthur and the political concerns of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I work on writers like George Gascoigne, Thomas Hughes, and Ben Jonson but have a particular interest in the role of collaboration on the early modern presentation of Arthurian material.