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Professor Michael Dobson

Professor Michael Dobson

Director of the Shakespeare Institute; Professor of Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare; the history of Shakespeare in performance and in culture generally; the Royal Shakespeare Company; British theatre history, 1570 to the present; Elizabeth I and her reputation; amateur theatre; cultural relations between the US and the UK.

Professor Ewan Fernie

Professor Ewan Fernie

Chair of Shakespeare Studies and Fellow

Shakespeare and nineteenth-century culture and politics, particularly in Birmingham; and on how Shakespeare may be read in conjunction with great European (especially German) traditions.

Dr Chris Laoutaris

Dr Chris Laoutaris

Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare

The history of Shakespeare's theatres; Renaissance anatomy, dissection and medicine; witchcraft and superstition in early modern England; the literature and material culture of wonder, curiosity and 'monstrosity'; death, burial and commemoration in Renaissance England; early robotics, automata and artificial life; early modern politics and cultures of spying; women's history and indomitable ...

Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall

Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall

Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare and Theatre
Deputy Director of Institute: Education

Shakespeare in performance, Shakespeare’s language, Shakespeare and adaptation and Shakespeare for young people.

Dr Simon Smith

Dr Simon Smith

Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

Shakespearean and early modern topics, especially drama; playhouse culture; music and literature.

Professor Tiffany Stern, FBA

Professor Tiffany Stern, FBA

Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama
Deputy Director of Institute: Research

Publishers of Shakespeare’s first folio, Carolean stage warfare, Jonson in parts, eighteenth century Shakespeare editors, Coronation literature, warrior women, English translations of Moliere, and commonplace and related 16-18th century topics.

Dr Erin Sullivan

Dr Erin Sullivan

Senior Lecturer

Shakespeare and the emotions, Shakespeare and the body and/or soul, Shakespeare and twenty-first-century performance, and Shakespeare and digital culture.