Cecilia Lindskog Whiteley
PhD student in early modern literature. My research interests include gender studies and sexuality, performance theory, the intersection of religion and violence, the macabre, and the gothic.
My thesis work investigates the ways in which gender in the early modern theatre was shaped by the realities of the different types of theatrical space.
Nyckelord: gender theories of space spatial humanities early modern drama early modern literature performance theory
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My PhD project investigates the ways in which early modern theatre, particularly in the period 1580-1601, was shaped by the realities of the two different kinds of spaces in which the plays were performed.
My research focuses in particular on the ways in which gender was written and staged differently in and because of these different spaces, with boy troops performing at the indoor venues and adult male players performing at the outdoor venues.
I deal with a large number of canonical and less well-known authors and works, including William Shakespeare, Thomas Dekker, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Nashe and John Lyly.
I am also particularly interested in the intersection between gender, religion and violence on the early modern stage, focused in particular on the transgressive and macabre.
I hold an MA from the University of Manchester in English Literature, and a BA in English Language and Literature, also from Manchester.
I have writing forthcoming in edited volumes to be published in 2021 with major British presses.
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