Current Events

Current Projects:

  • international conference “Practices of Collaboration in Early Modern Theatre: Authors, Actors, Printers, Playhouses, and Their Texts” (with Lena Steveker, Université du Luxembourg)

02-04 December 2021, deadline for abstracts November 30, 2020

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Upcoming Conference Papers & Talks:

  • “‘That cunning writ’: Epistolary Proof and Revenge in James Shirley’s The Cardinal.” Epistolary Culture in the English Restoration, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 26 March 2021.
  • “Feasting on Titus: The Politics of Adaptation in Edward Ravenscroft’s Titus Andronicus (1678) and Bornila Chatterjee’s The Hungry (2017).” Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives, Samemes 7th Biennial Conference, Université de Neuchâtel, 03-05 September 2020. [postponed due to Corona, probably September 2021]

Work in Progress:

  • ed. (with Marcus Hartner): Practices and Narratives of Piracy: Connecting the Early Modern Seas. [collection of essays, peer reviewed]
  • “Setting the Stage: Transnational Piracy and the Ambiguity of Pirate Identity in the Stukeley Plays.” Practices and Narratives of Piracy: Connecting the Early Modern Seas, eds. Susanne Gruss and Marcus Hartner. [peer reviewed]
  • “Black, Queer, Victorian? The Precarious Neo-Victorian Afterlives of Prince Alemayehu.” Black Neo-Victoriana: Interrogating Presence, Challenging Absence. Eds. Julian Wacker, Marlena Tronicke and Felipe Espinoza Garrido. Leiden and Boston: Brill [Neo-Victorian Series]. [peer reviewed, accepted for publication]
  • “Reading the Unconscious of the Law: From Psychoanalytical Legal Theory to Early Modern Law and Literature.” Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics. Special Focus: Law and Literature. Ed. Franziska Quabeck. 21 (2021). [peer reviewed, accepted for publication]
  • “Surviving Trauma in the Female Neo-Slave Narrative: Sara Collins’s Neo-Gothic The Confessions of Frannie Langton (2019).” The Ethics of Survival in Contemporary Literature and Culture. Eds Gerd Bayer and Rudolf Freiburg. under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. [completed, under review]
  • “Strange Pirates and Generic Strangeness in The Double Marriage and The Unnatural Combat.” Strangeness in Early Stuart Performances, 1603-1649. Eds Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker. [completed, under review]
  • “‘Layers of History’: Haunting and Psychogeography in Michèle Roberts’s Neo-Victorian Pasts.” currently under review with English Studies [completed, under review].
  • “Poetik / Drama.” Handbuch Literatur und Recht. Hg. Peter Schneck, Hania Siebenpfeiffer, and Claudia Lieb. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter.
  • “Spectacular Madness? Gender, Crime, and Insanity in Early Modern Revenge Plays.” The Cultural Heritage of Psychiatry and Its Literary Transformations: Middle Ages to the Present. Eds Katrin Röder and Cornelia Wächter.