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Dr Katie Knowles BA, MA, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in English Literature English


    Personal Statement

    My teaching and research focuses on Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. I specialise in the representation of childhood in Renaissance Drama and am particularly interested in Shakespearean performance histories and the children's acting companies of sixteenth and seventeenth century London. My first monograph, 'Shakespeare's Boys: A Cultural History', was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. My current project is a comparative study of child actors in the early modern period and the nineteenth century.

    My academic support and feedback hours for semester 2 are: Wednesday 1-2 pm (on campus and online); Thursdays 10-11 (online via MS Teams)

    Other Personal Distinctions

    • Invited contributor to Palgrave Communications special issue on Shakespeare Studies (Palgrave Comunications Journal, 2016)