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New Career Development Fellow in English

19 November 2020

The College is very pleased to welcome Dr Jennifer Edwards who joins us this month as Career Development Fellow in English.

Jen studied at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she completed a PhD on ecstatic experience in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Before joining Queen’s, Jen was Research Coordinator and Lecturer at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, where she advised on theatre productions and new writing, led an oral history project on the experience of performing in the theatre, and taught on university courses across the UK and US. In 2019, she was selected to speak on the ‘Next Generation Plenary’ at the Shakespeare Association of America’s annual meeting, and was selected as one of the Globe’s ‘Youths That Thunder’. 

Jen teaches and researches literature and culture in the early modern period. In particular, her research explores conceptions and representations of emotions and embodiment, and she’s currently working on two associated projects – a monograph, based on her doctoral work, on ecstasy in early modern literature, medicine, and philosophy; and a Cambridge Element on distraction at Shakespeare’s Globe. Her research has been funded by the AHRC, and through a fellowship at the Huntington Library, California.