Bodies in Motion: KEYNOTE PAPER

We are so excited to finally be able to unveil the abstract of ‘Extraordinary Movement on the Early Modern Stage’, Dr Morwenna Carr’s keynote paper for Bodies in Motion. We are so looking forward to hearing her talk about one of Shakespeare’s most gruesome and exciting plays, Titus Andronicus, and in particular about a theme as timely as the perception of disabled bodies and voices.

…if you can’t join us on June 16th, don’t despair: you’ll be able to follow all of our speakers’ papers, Morwenna’s keynote, the Q&A sessions, and to see pictures of our collection of research posters on Twitter, #BodiesinMotion!


Meet Morwenna Carr!

Early modernists,
Meet Morwenna Carr, Bodies in Motion’s wonderful keynote speaker!


Morwenna’s expertise lies in seventeenth-century drama, encompassing both the Early Modern and the Restoration stages. Her work is broadly concerned with the body and with bodily identity, particularly the ways in which it is built and rebuilt on the stage using props and prosthetics. Her AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Reading was awarded in 2015, and was followed by a postdoc at Lancaster University in collaboration with the Duchy of Lancaster. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Roehampton University in London. Morwenna has an article forthcoming in Early Theatre and a chapter in the forthcoming multidisciplinary Framing the Face, and is working on her first monograph Fluid Bodies on the Seventeenth-Century Stage.

bMorwenna tweets at @17CentPlayer