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Susan Bennett

  • Professor

Professional Description

My teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of performance and critical theory. While most of my work is concerned with contemporary cultural and literary practice, I also research/teach texts of the Early Modern period (particularly Shakespeare).

Supported by SSHRC research funds, I am currently working on a book on women's dramatic writing in 1950s London - a revisionist project that challenges the assumptions underpinning histories of twentieth-century British dramas and adds to my scholarship on historiography and archive theory.

I am also a team member in the SSHRC-funded Osborne Project led by Dr. Mary Polito. This project explores from a variety of perspectives a seventeenth-century manuscript play held in the University of Calgary Special Collections. My research contribution will focus on the performance milieu outside London in the seventeenth century and I am interested, too, in how performance can inform editorial practices and other kinds of text-based analysis.

Publications

Book Chapter

Edited Book

Journal Article

Degrees

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