Engendering the Stage: post-doc and PhD opportunities

October ’19: Announcing “Engendering the stage: the records of early modern performance” — a new archival research project led by Clare McManus and Lucy Munro, with opportunities for a post-doctoral research fellow and scholarships for two PhD students (details below).

This January 2020, with funding from the Leverhulme Trust, a research team led by Professor Clare McManus (University of Roehampton) and Professor Lucy Munro (King’s College London) will reassess the archival records of early modern English drama to highlight the contributions of a diverse range of performers to theatrical culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. You can see a video showing the project’s performance work here.

Focusing on the period between the accession of Mary Tudor in 1553 and the injunction against boy-actresses issued by Charles II in 1662, the project will reassess the contribution of female, male and, in our current terms, trans, nonbinary or gender nonconforming performers to the commercial, academic, court, civic and household stages of early modern England. 

The research team is currently seeking applicants for one postdoctoral research position and two Ph.D. studentships. You can also read more about the project itself here.

Clare McManus

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