This list is a constantly evolving work-in-progress. It contains the names of people who are part of the network and for each name it lists their most recent affiliation and a small selection of works relevant to the network’s interests and activities.

You may click on the names to learn more about each member.

In alphabetical order:

Shaul Bassi

Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Delilah Bermudez Brataas

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

  • “Shakespeare’s Presence and Cavendish’s Absence in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”.  Shakespeare.  vol. 11. 2015
  • “The Alternating Utopic Revisions of The Tempest on Film.” Shakespeare on Screen: The Tempest and the Late Romances. Cambridge: CUP, 2017.
  • “A Utopia of Words: Doctor Who, Shakespeare, and the Gendering of Utopia.” The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefields Publishers, 2014.

James Taabu Busimba

University of Makerere, Uganda

Kent Cartwright

University of Maryland, USA

  • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, edited by Kent Cartwright. The Arden Shakespeare, Series Three. London:  Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • Theatre and Humanism:  English Drama in the Sixteenth Century. Cambridge: CUP, 1999.
  • “Shakespeare’s Theatre of Comic Time.”  Temporality, Genre and Experience in the Age of Shakespeare:  Forms of Time.  Ed. Lauren Shohet.  London:  Arden Bloomsbury, 2018.

Fernando Cioni

University of Florence, Italy

  • Shylock’s Tribes. The Merchant of Venice in Scena. Bologna: Bononia UP, 2018.
  • “Refashioning Italian Theatrical and Dramatic Conventions: Prologues, Epilogues and Inductions in Early Modern English Drama”. Early Modern Culture Online 4. 2017.
  • William Shakespeare, Sogno di una notte di mezza estate/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, edited by Fernando Cioni. Milano: Rizzoli, 2013.

Helen Cooper

Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, UK

  • Shakespeare and the Medieval World. The Arden Companions to Shakespeare. London: Bloomsbury, 2010.
  • “Editorial Anomalies and Stage Practice: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 3.2-4.1.” Early Modern Culture Online 6. 2015.
  • The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare. Oxford: OUP, 2004.

Rocco Coronato

University of Padova, Italy.

John-Wilhelm Flattun

University of Bergen, Norway

  • “A Note on Backswords in Thomas Middleton.” Notes and Queries 63.(4), 2016.
  • “Thomas Middleton’s Legal Duel: A Cognitive Approach.” Early Modern Culture Online 2., 2011.

Sean Geddes

Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, UK

Michael Hattaway

University of Sheffield/New York University in London

  • “Reading Early Modern Theatrical Performance and a Skimmington at Horn Fair: Evidence from Sibiu.” East-West Cultural Passage 2016.
  • “Lands, realms, women, and texts: Possession, entitlement, and occupation.” Cahiers élisabéthains.  Forthcoming 2018
  • Shakespeare in the New Europe. Eds. Boika Sokolova, Derek Roper, Michael Hattaway. London: Bloomsbury, 2015.

Anni Haahr Henriksen

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Christa Jansohn

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany

  • Shakespeare Without Boundaries. Ed. Christa Jansohn. Associate editors: Stanley Wells and Lena Cowan Orlin. Newark: Delaware Press, 2011.
  • Shakespeare unter den Deutschen. Ed. Christa Jansohn, with Werner Habicht, Dieter Mehl, und Philip Redl. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2015.
  • Shakespeare’s World: World Shakespeare. The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Brisbane 2006. Ed. Richard Fortheringham, Christa Jansohn, Robert White. Newark: Delaware Press, 2008.

Anthony W. Johnson

Åbo Akademi University, Finland

  • “Shakespeare, Architecture, and the Chorographic Imagination”. Shakespeare (Special issue on Shakespeare and Architecture). Ed. Roy Eriksen. 13/2. Routledge, 2017.
  • Community-Making in Early Stuart Theatres: Stage and Audience. Eds. Anthony Johnson, Roger D. Sell and Helen Wilcox. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994.

András Kiséry

The City College of New York, USA

  • Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • “Scandals: Essex, Cobham, and Others” in: The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, Vol. I: Shakespeare’s World, ed. Bruce Smith. Cambridge: CUP, 2016.
  • Formal Matters: reading the materials of English Renaissance Literature. Eds. Allison Deutermann and András Kiséry. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2013.

Attila Kiss

University of Szeged, Hungary

  • “Macbeth as a Tragedy of Consciousness on the Hungarian Stage after 1989” Tom Bishop, Alexander C. Y. Huang, Stuart Sillars (eds.) The Shakespearean International Yearbook: 13. Special Section, Macbeth. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013.
  • “The Anatomy of the Revenger: Violence and Dissection on the Early Modern English Stage”. Early Modern Culture Online 2. 2011
  • “Walking Anatomies:” Violence and Dissection on the Early Modern English Stage” Földváry Kinga, Stróbl Erzsébet (eds.) Early Modern Communi(cati)ons: Studies in Early Modern English Literature and Culture. 341 p. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

Ágnes Matuska

University of Szeged, Hungary

  • The Vice Device: Iago and Lear’s Fool as Agents of Representational Crisis. Szeged: JATE Press, 2011.
  • “Shaping the Spectacle: Faking, Making and Performing Reality through Shakespeare”. Rui Carvalho Homem ed. Relational Designs in Literature and the Arts: Page and Stage, Canvas and Screen. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012.

Perry McPartland

University of Agder, Norway

  • “Transgendering Thisne”, American Notes and Queries 29, 2016.
  • “Holy Words and Low Folly in A Midsummer Night’s DreamArchiv 254, 2017.
  • “Painting the plays” Early Modern Culture Online 6. 2015.

C.W.R.D. Moseley

Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, UK

  • “The Literary and dramatic context of the Late Plays.” The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s Last Plays, ed. C. M. Alexander, Cambridge: CUP, 2009.
  • “What’s in a name? The Theatre of 1576.” Early Modern Culture Online 5. 2014.
  • “Emblems”. The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s World, 1500-1660, ed. Bruce Smith Cambridge and New York: CUP, 2016.

Ruth Morse

Paris-Diderot, France

  • “Figures of Speech at Work”. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s Language, eds. Lynne Magnusson, David Schalkwyk. Cambridge: CUP, forthcoming.
  • “Shakespeare’s Depriving Particles,” Shakespeare Survey no. 70, 2017.
  • Russ McDonald, To Serve the Poet (ed. Ruth Morse). This is a commission from Arden to commemorate Russ McDonald by gathering the best of his best essays. Awaiting Readers’ comments.

Svenn-Arve Myklebost (Network Leader)

Volda University College, Norway

  • Shakespeare in Configuration: Models, Comics and Manga. PhD Thesis. Bergen: University of Bergen, 2013.
  • “Comic Books and Manga”. The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare: The World’s Shakespeare, 1660-Present, ed. Bruce Smith. Cambridge and New York: CUP, 2016.
  • Editor of Early Modern Culture Online

R. Kavu Ngala

Patricia Parker

Stanford University, USA

Natália Pikli

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

  • “‘Such Flirts As They’: The Hobby-Horse in Early Modern Emblem Books”. Eds. Tóth Sára et al. Papers in Honor of Tibor Fabiny’s Sixtieth Birthday. Budapest: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem; L’Harmattan Kiadó, 2015
  • “The Prince and the Hobby-Horse: Shakespeare and the Ambivalence of Early Modern Popular Culture”. Journal of Early Modern Studies (Florence) 2, 2013.
  • “‘As for that light hobby-horse, my sister’: Shakespearean Influences and Popular Discourses in Blurt Master Constable.” P. Holland (Ed.), Shakespeare Survey 70: Creating Shakespeare. Cambridge: CUP, 2017.

Timothy Saunders

Volda University College, Norway

  • The Tempest and Classical Antiquity.

Stuart Sillars

University of Bergen, Norway

  • Shakespeare and the Visual Imagination. Cambridge: CUP, 2015.
  • “Anthony Munday’s Zelauto: Illustration and reading in the later Elizabethan Romance”. Timely Voices: Romance writing in English Literature, ed. Goran Stanivukovic. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.
  • “Afterword: Beginnings and Departures.” Shakespeare and the Visual arts: The Italian influence, ed. Michele Marrapodi. London: Routledge, 2017.

Goran Stanivukovic

St Mary’s University, Canada

  • Knights in Arms: Prose Romance, Masculinity, and Eastern Mediterranean Trade in Early Modern England, 1565-1655. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2016.
  • Editor, Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • Tragedies of the English Renaissance. With J. Cameron. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, forthcoming 2018.

Laura Tosi

Ca’Foscari University of Venice

Zita Turi

Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary

  • “This Great Stage of Fools – The Ship of Fools and Elizabethan/Jacobean Drama”. Early Modern Communi(cati)ons: Studies in Early Modern English Literature and Culture, eds. Kinga Földváry & Erzsébet Stróbl. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012.
  • “Fasting and Feasting in Hamlet – A Carnivalesque Interpretation”. The Anachronist 15, Published at the Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, 2010.

Siri Vevle

University of Bergen, Norway

  • “An unnoticed parallel between William Blake’s Fiery Pegasus and ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’”. Notes and Queries 59.(3), 2012.
  • PhD Thesis on William Blake and Fourfold vision in progress.

Sara Marie Westh

The Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK

  • Shakespeare Survey (Assistant to the editor)
  • New Oxford Shakespeare series (Postgraduate Research Assistant),
  • Assistant editor of Reviewing Shakespeare


Many more on the way!