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Dr Daniel Cadman BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in English Literature


Summary

I lecture on a variety of modules across the English programme, with particular teaching interests in Renaissance and nineteenth century literature. My key research interests include early modern drama, including the works of William Shakespeare, as well as the relationship between politics and tragic drama in the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods.

About

I joined the Department of Humanities full-time in late 2016 when I was appointed as Lecturer in English Literature. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Sheffield Hallam University and went on to teach with the English group as an Associate Lecturer. I have taught on a variety of modules across the English degrees, focusing mainly upon Renaissance and nineteenth century literature. I have also worked as module leader on a range of literature modules, including The Gothic and Children’s Literature, as well as Epic Transformations, a first-year module covering a variety of texts ranging from classical and biblical sources up to the late twentieth century.

My research interests are focused primarily upon literature of the Renaissance period, particularly the drama of the era. My monograph, Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama: Republicanism, Stoicism and Authority, was published by Ashgate in late 2015. The book focuses upon drama written for private reading or recitation rather than performance in the commercial theatres and highlighted the ways in which this form of drama interrogated issues relating to political power, tyranny, resistance, and the limits of stoic strategies of endurance. In addition to this project, I have published on a variety of authors, including William Shakespeare, Samuel Daniel, and Fulke Greville, and have worked on a range of topics, including tragic drama and sovereignty, drama and the Reformation, and early modern literature and commerce. I am also co- editing a collection of essays on the sub-genres of early modern tragedy and am the Managing Editor of Early Modern Literary Studies, a peer- reviewed journal available freely online. I have also contributed to a variety of publications, including The Year’s Work in English Studies, the Arden Critical Guides to Early Modern Drama series, and the Lost Plays Database. I also worked on the Literary Cultures of the Cavendish Family project, based at Sheffield Hallam University, by producing an online edition of The Concealed Fancies, a play written during the English Civil War by Jane Cavendish and Elizabeth Brackley.

Renaissance drama;
William Shakespeare;
tragedy;
early modern literature and commerce;
early modern literature and theories of politics and sovereignty.

Teaching

Department of Humanities

Social Sciences and Arts

English Literature

BA (Hons) English;
BA (Hons) English Literature

Epic Transformations;
Introduction to Critical Theory;
Shakespearean Drama;
In Darkest England: Fiction at Work 1880-1915.

Publications

Key Publications

Cadman, D. (2017). '“To fashion grounds, from whence artes might be coyn’d”: Commerce and the Postlapsarian State in Greville’s Poetry'. Sidney Journal, 35 (1-2), 119-141. http://www.sidneysociety.org/?page_id=30

Cadman, D. (2017). 'Constant in any undertaking': Writing the Lipsian State in Measure for Measure. In Halsey, K., & Vine, A. (Eds.) Shakespeare and Authority: Citations, Conceptions and Constructions. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137578525

Cadman, D. (2015). Sovereigns and subjects in early modern neo-Senecan drama : republicanism, stoicism and authority. Farnham: Ashgate.

Journal articles

Egan, G., Smith, P.J., Parsons, E., Tarantino, E., Cadman, D., Cheta, A., ... Geddes, L. (2016). VII Shakespeare. Year's Work in English Studies, 95 (1), 391-520. http://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/maw014

Cadman, D. (2015). “Quick Comedians”: Mary Sidney, Samuel Daniel and the Theatrum Mundi in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Actes des congrès (Shakespeare 450), 33. http://shakespeare.revues.org/3536

Egan, G., Smith, P.J., Parsons, E., Lin, C.W.J., Cadman, D., Cheta, A., ... Geddes, L. (2015). Shakespeare. Year's Work in English Studies, 94 (1), 305-456. http://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/mav012

Cadman, D., & Duxfield, A. (2014). Introduction: Christopher Marlowe: Identities, traditions, afterlives. Early modern literary studies, (23), 1-12. https://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/journal/index.php/emls/article/view/238

Cadman, D., & Duxfield, A. (2014). Introduction: Christopher Marlowe: Identities, traditions, afterlives. Early modern literary studies, (23), 1-12. https://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/journal/index.php/emls/article/view/238

Egan, G., Smith, P.J., Parsons, E., Lin, C.W.J., Cadman, D., Cheta, A., ... O'Brien, S.I. (2014). Shakespeare. Year's Work in English Studies, 93 (1), 295-456. http://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/mau013

Egan, G., Parsons, E., Cadman, D., Wood, R., Longstaffe, S., & Wilkinson, K. (2013). Shakespeare. Year's Work in English Studies, 92 (1), 329-419. http://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/mat018

Egan, G., Smith, P.J., Parsons, E., Butler, C., Cadman, D., Wood, R., ... McAreavey, N. (2012). Shakespeare. Year's Work in English Studies, 91 (1), 328-507. http://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/mas019

Cadman, D. (2011). "Th'accession of these mighty States" : Daniel's Philotas and the union of crowns. Renaissance Studies, 26 (3), 365-384. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-4658.2011.00726.x

Book chapters

Cadman, D. (2020). The Closet as Form and Theme in Cavendish and Brackley's The Concealed Fancies. In Hopkins, L., & Rutter, T. (Eds.) A Companion to the Cavendishes. (pp. 239-254). ARC Humanities Press

Cadman, D. (2019). Closet tragedy: Fulke Greville's Mustapha. In Cadman, D., Duxfield, A., & Hopkins, L. (Eds.) The Genres of Renaissance Tragedy. (pp. 51-68). Manchester University Press

Cadman, D. (2014). Stoicism, Calvinism, and Determinism in Fulke Greville's "Alaham". In Mardock, J., & McPherson, K. (Eds.) Stages of Engagement : Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England. (pp. 41-62). Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press: http://www.dupress.duq.edu/products/stages-of-engagement-drama-and-religion-in-post-reformation-england

Cadman, D. (2012). "The very nerves of state" : biopolitics and sovereignty in Shakespeare's Vienna. In Lemonnier-Texier, D., & Winter, G. (Eds.) Lectures de Measure for Measure de William Shakespeare. (pp. 159-172). Presses Universitaires de Rennes

Books

Cadman, D., Duxfield, A., & Hopkins, L. (Eds.). (2019). The genres of Renaissance tragedy. Manchester University Press. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781784992798/

Theses / Dissertations

Wardle, J. (2021). In search of Shakespeare and Austen: travels in time and place. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Hopkins, L., & Cadman, D. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00386

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