Thesis Title: The adaptation and reception of Arthurian history, literature, and legend in early modern England
Supervisor: Professor Paulina Kewes & Professor Laura Ashe
Research Interests: Arthurian literature, early modern drama, medieval and early modern history
Doctoral Research: My thesis explores the place of the Arthurian legend in Elizabethan and early Stuart drama. My project seeks to investigate the character of the transformation of Arthurian literature, 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 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 in the early modern presentation of Arthurian material.