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.