Modern English Literature (16th - 18th Centuries)

Emily SMITH

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Ms Emily SMITH

Research and Teaching Assistant

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Research Interests / Recherches

Emily completed a MSt in English Literature (1550-1700) at Oxford University, following a BA (Hons) in English Literature at the University of Durham. For her PhD thesis, she is currently researching ambiguous signification in early modern drama, under the supervision of Prof. Lukas Erne. Her research interests include dramatic reception and adaptation, the intersection of digital humanities methodologies and literary close reading, and cognitive approaches to literature. She is also very passionate about public engagement and outreach activities, particularly the production of costumes, events, and performances, and serves as an alumni adviser for the social mobility charity The Sutton Trust.

Emily has recently taught upon the undergraduate seminar ‘Ben Jonson: Prose, Drama, Poetry’ (2021) and ‘The Body in Early Modern English Literature’ (2021), in addition to the department’s first-year introductory module. Some of the interactive tools which she uses in her teaching and research can be found at: shakespeerie.itch.io

Publications

Review: AntConc (Version 3.5.8) / WordSmith Tools (Version 8).
Early Modern Digital Review, vol.  4, no. 1, 2021, https://doi.org/10.33137/rr.v44i1.37062. [online]
Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme, vol. 44, no. 1, 2021, pp. 200-214, https://doi.org/10.33137/rr.v44i1.37062. [print]

‘”Ciphers to this great account”: Shorthand and the depiction of history in Henry V’, in "Work, work your thoughts": Henry V Revisited, ed. Sophie Chiari and Sophie Lemercier (Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2021), 43-58.

Conference PRESENTATIONS

‘“Things in motion sooner catch the eye”: Ambiguous Words in Translation and Adaptation’, at Un-Equal Pairs? Comparative Literature: Time and Place from the Middle Ages to the Present Day. University of Fribourg, 7 September 2021.

‘The Material Body Onstage’, panel, BritGrad 2021 [online], 24 August 2021.

‘Performative Lives? Foregrounding Contingency in Premodern Biography’, New Directions in Premodern Performance [online], 8 July 2021.

‘”Note how she quotes the leaves”: Comparison as Erasure in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus’, contribution to the panel ‘Philomela and Her Descendants: Re-membering Traumatized Women in Literature’, NEMLA 2021 [online], 12 March 2021.

‘“And you may haue more sport”: Dekker’s Epilogues in the Theatrical Marketplace’, Durham University Medieval and Early Modern Student Association seminar series, 7 December 2020.

‘To Practice What You Preach? Authorial Revision in MS Rawl. 30’, Swiss Study Day in Medieval and Early Modern English [online], 21 July 2020.

‘“Many things, having full reference”: What is Computational Literary Criticism? Oxford University Early Modern Student Conference [online], 19th June 2020.

awards

Alexandra Johnston Aware for Best Graduate Student Conference Paper in Early Drama Studies (for ‘”And you may have more sport”: Dekker’s Epilogues in the Theatrical Marketplace”). Awarded 12 May 2021.

CAITY Caucus Conference Paper Prize (for ‘‘”Note how she quotes the leaves”: Comparison as Erasure in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus’), awarded 2021.

funding awarded

Un-Equal Pairs? Comparative Literature: Time and Place from the Middle Ages to the Present Day. University of Fribourg, 7 September 2021. Full bursary.

DHOx2020 [Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School]. Full bursary.

Scientific Study of Manuscripts, 2 – 6 September 2019, Durham University. Full bursary.

Collingwood College Undergraduate Research Internship, July-September 2017. Stipend and accommodation.


Modern English Literature (16th - 18th Centuries)