Dr Chloe Preedy

Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature. My research focuses mainly on early modern drama, although I am also very interested in the prose and poetry of this period and the modern afterlives of Renaissance people, publications, and playhouses. My first book, Marlowe's Literary Scepticism: Politic Religion and Post-Reformation Polemic (Arden, 2013), was awarded the Roma Gill Prize for the best new work in Marlowe studies, and I am currently co-editing Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta with Professor William Sherman for Arden Early Modern Drama. I have published articles on the drama of Shakespeare, Heywood, Jonson, Kyd, and Peele, among others, and I have pieces on Southwell’s poetry and Nashe’s prose in development. At present, I am leading an AHRC-funded project, Atmospheric Theatre: Open-Air Performance and the Environment, which investigates how attending an open-air dramatic performance might influence playgoers’ awareness of their aerial environment, and preparing a related monograph on aerial imagery in early modern drama. I regularly teach undergraduate modules on Shakespeare and early modern literature, as well as a third-year option module on revenge literature; I am involved with the MA in International Heritage Management & Consultancy and act as a PhD supervisor.