Dr Victoria Sparey

Lecturer (E&S)


Extension: 4317

Telephone: 01392 724317

My research and teaching focus upon sixteenth and seventeenth-century English literature, especially the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. I specialize in examining how contemporary ideas about the body informed the performance of age and gender upon the early modern stage. These ideas are reflected in my teaching, which centres upon Shakespeare, performance and the early modern life cycle.

I convene the following modules: "Rethinking Shakespeare" (Level 1); "Life and Death in Early Modern Literature" (Level 3); "Rethinking Shakespeare: Beyond the Bard" (International Summer School).