Cecilia Lindskog Whiteley
PhD student in early modern literature. My research interests include the use of space in early modern drama, gender and performance theory, theatrical culture, and playhouse conditions in the early modern period (particularly in the 1580s).
My thesis work investigates the ways in which gender 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
My PhD project investigates spatiality and drama in the 1580s, focusing both on how physical, architectural, and social spaces influenced playwrights, and on how spatial conventions were developed and invoked in the period to create inter- and intratextual meaning.
The project takes as its starting point the two different kinds of spaces in which plays were performed, indoor and outdoor playhouses, and considers differences between these in terms of performance conditions, and in terms of dramatic output. My research seeks to find spatial traces in the plays, and also attempts to conceptualise playhouse conditions on the basis of textual readings.
The thesis considers all the extant plays of the 1580s, which — I argue — was a foundational decade for later early modern drama. Well-known texts by authors such as Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd, and John Lyly are included, as well as a number of anonymous and lesser-known texts.
I have also done work on nineteenth-century reception of early modern drama, presenting a paper on John Lyly in Sir Walter Scott and writing on Ophelia in nineteenth-century Swedish translations of Hamlet.
I hold an MA from the University of Manchester in English Literature, and a BA in English Language and Literature, also from Manchester.
'Jacobean Drama and the Macabre', in The Palgrave Handbook to Gothic Origins, ed. Clive Bloom (forthcoming with Palgrave MacMillan, 2021).
'Shakespeare and the City', in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies, ed. Jeremy Tambling (forthcoming with Palgrave MacMillan, 2021).
'Early Modern Playhouses', in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies, ed. Jeremy Tambling (forthcoming with Palgrave MacMillan, 2021).
'City Comedies', in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies, ed. Jeremy Tambling (forthcoming with Palgrave MacMillan, 2021).
'An Allusion to 'Cricket-a-Wicket' In Nicholas Breton’s 'A Description of Jelousie' (1600)', Notes and Queries (accepted, forthcoming December 2021).
'"Cold Maids and Dead Men": Gender in Translation and Transition in Hamlet', in Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordics, Volume One, eds. Per Sivefors and Nely Keinänen (forthcoming with Bloomsbury, 2022).
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