The year is 1677, and Aphra Behn has gatecrashed her own play. Instead of a pre-scheduled performance of The Rover, Behn takes to the stage to tell the story of her life up until this point, in a one-woman show by Claire Amias, whose charismatic portrayal of Behn reveals a character study rich in humour and pathos.
The Department of English currently has hourly-paid teaching opportunities in Early Modern and Victorian literature for 2022/23.
Early Modern Teaching
Convene and teach a second-year module, 5AAEB066 Poetry of Revolution, including lectures and three 1-hour seminar groups (40 hours)
Convene and teach an MA option module, 7AAEM836 Contested Voices in Early Modern England (20 hours)
Convene and teach a second-year module, 5AAEB024 Victorians and the Making of the Modern World, including lectures and two 1-hour seminar groups (30 hours)
Teach on a second-year module, 5AAEB041 Wilde Times: Aesthetics and Politics in the 1890s: two 1-hour seminar groups weekly
Convene and teach a first-year module, 4AAEA015 Ghosts, Vampires, Monsters and Werewolves: Writing the Uncanny in the Nineteenth Century: lectures and two 1-hour seminar groups (30 hours)
Convene and teach a third-year module, 6AAEC119 Raw Victorians: Race, Environment and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Literature: one 2-hour seminar weekly (20 hours)
Please see attached for more information and to apply:
International Conference (online): 2nd – 4th December 2021
Practices of Collaboration in Early Modern Theatre: Authors, Actors, Printers, Playhouses, and Their Texts
This international conference takes into view the intricate interplay of numerous agents in the early modern dramatic arena: authors and their respective playing companies, actors, printers, and playhouses. 21 speakers from Australia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, and the US will discuss a spectrum of collaborative practices between these various agents in the early modern dramatic arena. Situated at the intersection of literary studies, cultural studies, and early modern history, the conference aims to explore concepts of early modern collaboration and, consequently, of early modern authorship.
Sally Barnden, in conversation with Emma Stuart, explores Shakespeare’s Second Folio, which was in possession of Charles I during his imprisonment.
One of the most prized objects in the Royal Collection is a ‘Second Folio’ edition of Shakespeare’s plays, first published in 1632. It contains handwritten annotations made by the deposed King Charles I in the final days before his execution on the orders of Parliament, during the English Civil War.