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Dr Susan L Anderson PhD, FHEA

Head of English


Summary

I am a Reader in English at Sheffeld Hallam specialising in disability in Shakespearean drama. I have also published widely on interdisciplinary approaches to a range of early modern performance genres.

About

My research focuses on disability in early modern drama, looking at the ways different bodies and minds are described in the early modern period, and also how they might have been portrayed on stage. I have also long been interested in genres of performance beyond the theatre in the early modern period, including Lord Mayors' Shows, court masques and Elizabethan progress entertainment, particularly in terms of the use and representation of music in these different contexts. My book, Echo and Meaning on Early Modern English Stages, traces the way sound and music contributed to performance across the period.

Teaching

Department of Humanities

Social Sciences and Arts

Research

Forthcoming projects: Thomas Heywood's Lord Mayors' Shows, 1631-1639

Publications

Journal articles

Anderson, S., Row-Heyveld, L., Shaw, J., & Williams, K.S. (2019). Introduction: Disability in Early Modern Theatre. Early Theatre, 22 (2), 143-156. http://doi.org/10.12745/et.22.2.3889

Anderson, S. (2015). Generic Spaces in Middleton’s The Triumphs of Truth (1613) and Michaelmas Term (1607). Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Biannual Journal of English Renaissance Studies, 88 (1), 35-47. http://doi.org/10.7227/CE.88.1.3

Anderson, S. (2014). Sound, Vision, and Representation: Pageantry in 1610 Chester. Early Theatre, 17 (1), 137-157. http://doi.org/10.12745/et.17.1.7

Anderson, S. (2013). Representations of India on Jacobean Popular Stages. Theatre Survey, 54 (1), 7-25. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0040557412000397

Book chapters

Anderson, S. (2021). Limping and Lameness on the Early Modern Stage. In Dunn, L.C. (Ed.) Performing Disability in Early Modern English Drama. (pp. 185-207). Palgrave Macmillan: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57208-2

Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (2020). Introduction. In Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (Eds.) A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/a-cultural-history-of-disability-9781350029538/

Anderson, S. (2020). Speech. In Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (Eds.) A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/a-cultural-history-of-disability-9781350029538/

Anderson, S. (2020). Speech. In Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (Eds.) A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/a-cultural-history-of-disability-9781350029538/

Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (2020). Introduction. In Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (Eds.) A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/a-cultural-history-of-disability-9781350029538/

Anderson, S.L. (2016). The Politics of Personification in the Jacobean Lord Mayors' Shows. In Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion. (pp. 354-367). Leiden, Netherlands: Brill

Books

Anderson, S., & Haydon, L.D. (2020). A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/a-cultural-history-of-disability-9781350029538/

Anderson, S., & Haydon, L.D. (2020). A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/a-cultural-history-of-disability-9781350029538/

Anderson, S.L. (2017). Echo and Meaning on Early Modern English Stages. Cham: Palgrave. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67970-9

Other activities

Editorial board member for the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies.

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in early modern drama and the body, disability and performance, historical disability studies, Thomas Heywood, the court masque, shows and pageantry, and music in drama.

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