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Susan Anderson

Dr Susan L Anderson BA, MA, PhD, FHEA

Deputy Head of English

Summary

I joined Sheffield Hallam in 2017 as a Principal Lecturer in English and Deputy Head of English. My research focuses on disability in Shakespearean drama, and 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.

    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.

  • Research

    Bloomsbury Cultural History of Disability Thomas Heywood's Lord Mayors' Shows, 1631-1639

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    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, 36-47.

    Anderson, S. (2013). Representations of India on Jacobean Popular Stages. Theatre Survey, 54 (1), 7-25.

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

    Book chapters

    Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (2019). Introduction. In Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (Eds.) A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/a-cultural-history-of-disability-9781350029538/

    Anderson, S. (2019). Speech. In Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (Eds.) A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/a-cultural-history-of-disability-9781350029538/

    Anderson, S. (2019). Speech. In Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (Eds.) A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/a-cultural-history-of-disability-9781350029538/

    Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (2019). Introduction. In Anderson, S., & Haydon, L. (Eds.) A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance. Bloomsbury: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/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, D.S., & Haydon, L.D. (2019). A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance.

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

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