University of Calgary

Susan Bennett

  • Professor

Office Hours

& by appt.

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.


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Edited Book

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