Thesis: The presence of Shakespeare in contemporary British poetry.
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Bio: BA (hons) English, 2018, (University of Liverpool). MA, English: Renaissance and 18th Century, 2019, (University of Liverpool). Margaret Hunt Award (University of Liverpool, 2018). James began post-graduate research in 2020.
Research: My research looks at the presence of Shakespeare in experimental British poetry from the 21st century. I am looking at the ways in which the work of JH Prynne and Vahni Capildeo engages with Shakespeare, as well as looking at contemporary engagements with the Sonnets from a variety of writers. I am interested in the interplay between radical writing and canonicity, and what it tells us about literary standards.
Supervisors: Dr Sam Solnick, Professor Sandeep Parmar, Dr Michael Davies.