Dr Jennie Challinor BA (Hons), MA, PhD, AFHEA

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Department of English Literature
Teaching Associate

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

My research and teaching focuses on the early modern period. I recently completed my PhD and will be teaching on a range of undergraduate courses this year.


BA (hons), MA, PhD (University of Birmingham)


I completed my doctoral research, MA in English Literature, and BA degree in English and History at the University of Birmingham.


I teach on undergraduate modules including Prose, Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean, and Epic Ambitions.


My doctoral research focused on Restoration repertory theatre in the 1670-71 season, exploring the ways in which drama was responding to, and in some cases against, the antics of the monarch and the court. My work looked at all plays performed that season; studying canonical writers alongside lesser known playwrights, I used contemporary contextual evidence from diaries, letters, pamphlets, political records and sermons. My research examined the ways in which drama was inextricably bound to political and social contexts, and I traced the interaction between the theatre, print, and broader literary and court cultures.

I am currently undertaking archival research and writing on a number of seventeenth-century manuscripts.

Other activities

I have presented papers on Restoration drama (Bangor University) and on a seventeenth-century commonplace book (CREMS, University of Birmingham).


'A manuscript of Rochester's "Upon Nothing" in a newly recovered eighteenth-century miscellany of Restoration verse', Seventeenth Century (2017)

‘A New Manuscript Compilation of Katherine Philips: The Commonplace Book of Robert Mathewes’, The Library, 17, 3 (2016), 287-316

‘Textual Sources for the Depiction of the Pox in Thomas Shadwell’s The Humorists’, Notes and Queries, 63, 1 (2016), 60-61