Research

Thomas Middleton and the Plural Politics of
Jacobean Drama

I am currently revising my dissertation into a book I have been contracted to write for Medieval Institute Publications. The monograph examines the ways in which selections of Thomas Middleton’s dramatic literature offer challenges to James I’s governance.

“Walking Texts in Early Modern London”
SSHRC Insight Grant, Co-applicant
Assistant Project Director, Mayoral Shows, MoEML

My work with the Map of Early Modern London (MoEML) at the University of Victoria stems from my investigations of Middleton’s Lord Mayors’ Shows and my graduate coursework on Thomas Dekker’s London’s Tempe (1629). My edition of Dekker’s show reveals textual variants that were previously unaccounted for and offers fresh readings of this sadly neglected event, and will be part of a larger project I am working on with Janelle Jenstad and the rest of the MoEML team, namely compiling the first full collection of the mayoral shows in an open access digital anthology. This goal aligns with the SSHRC project’s other aim to publish all the editions of John Stow’s Survey of London in order to illuminate the connections between these works that guided Londoners on polychronic textual walking tours through their city’s past and present.