Funding Research & Writing in Renaissance Drama, Vol. 3

A Blogroll in Five Acts

Part of the experience of being an early-career researcher includes learning how to transition from graduate student to scholar and peer. While much of the advice about this transition centers around issues of self-presentation, these blogrolls will focus on the changes in how one funds the work. Some of us are lucky to have monetary support from within our home institutions or live in states or provinces with government sponsorships for the Humanities, while others less so. In this five-part series, I list the current funding sources available for scholars of Renaissance literature—with a focus on early modern drama—divided into relative period of a “typical” career trajectory.

Essay prizes and awards for conference papers are third on the list, with selection bias toward ECRs and first publications.

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October Blogroll: Shameless Pluggery Edition

This fall, I am working on the last of four chapters for a dissertation on Renaissance playing companies and their house styles. I do not use this blog to forecast my more formal academic work, normally; however, with job application season upon us and some recent good news in terms of my own publishing, I thought I might break form for a moment. Below are three publications I have forthcoming this year, each about playing troupes in some way or another in the early modern period. If you are interested in my more formal academic profile, research, teaching and theatre work, you can always find it at

  • “‘Help! Help! I’m being repressed!’: Triptych Blocking and the Queen’s Men Repertory,” Performing Histories in Early Modern Drama. Paper presented at the Blackfriars X Southwest Conference, Austin, TX, 8–10 April 2016.

    “A Race to the Roof: Cosmetics and Contemporary Histories in the Elizabethan Playhouse, 1592–1596.” Shakespeare Bulletin 34, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 25 MS; forthcoming.

  • “Jamie Kens Well: Appropriation and Itinerant Performance in OutlanderOnscreen.” Untitled Outlander Essay Collection Vol. II, edited by Valerie Frankel. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2016. 15 MS; forthcoming.
  • Shakespeare’s Stage Traffic: Imitation, Borrowing and Competition in Renaissance Theatre (book).” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 30.1 (Fall 2015): forthcoming.

I also have a piece solicited for review, and so also possibly forthcoming in 2016:

  • “A Tale of Two Shrews: Recovering the Repertory of the Lord Pembroke’s Players.” The Journal of the Wooden O Symposium 14 (2016): 15 MS; solicited for review.

Happy reading!