Ph.D Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 2009 Dissertation: "Prompting Prudence: Early Modern Revenge Drama and the Memory Training Tradition." B.A. English Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 2005

Academic interests

Shakespeare and his contemporaries Medieval and Early Modern Literature History and Evolution of Drama Early Modern Ireland Intellectual History (esp. The Arts of Memory) History of the Book Textual Criticism Attribution Studies Critical Theory


Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Modern Literature, Syracuse University (2011-2012)


IRCHSS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2010-2011)


Book-length projects (selected) Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), co-edited with Andrew Power ISBN 1-107-01619-3 Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers(Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013, forthcoming), co-edited with Willy Maley ISBN 1-409-42259-4 The Yearbook of English Studies(MHRA, 2014, dedicated to Caroline Literature), co-edited with Andrew Power and Peter Sillitoe Staged Transgression in Shakespeare's England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 forthcoming), co-edited with Edel Semple The Memory Arts in Renaissance England: A Critical Companion, co-edited with William E. Engel and Grant Williams (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, forthcoming) Essays (selected) ‘The Medieval Inheritance’, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare’s Tragedies, eds. Michael Neill and David Shalkwyk (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming) ‘Chapter One: Stages of Transgression’ Staged Transgression in Shakespeare's England, eds. Rory Loughnane and Edel Semple (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) ‘Public Playhouses’, The Yearbook of English Studies, 2014 (In preparation) ‘The artificial figures and staging remembrance in Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi’, The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England, eds. Thomas Rist and Andrew Gordon (Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, forthcoming, 2013) ‘“I myself would for Caernarfonshire”: The Old Lady in King Henry VIII’, Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers, eds. Rory Loughnane and Willy Maley (Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, forthcoming, 2013), pp. 181-199. ‘Prompting by Choruses: the framework for playgoer response in King Henry VIII’, Late Shakespeare, 1608-1613 eds. Rory Loughnane and Andrew J. Power (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 108-123. ‘The Enigma of Divine Revelation in Tourneur’s The Atheist’s Tragedy’ in Enigma and Revelation in Renaissance Literature: Essays in Honour of Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, eds. Helen Cooney and Mark Sweetnam (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011), pp. 136-151

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