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Personal profile

Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Kent), PhD in English Studies (Kent), MA in English Studies (Manchester), BA in English and Classics (Manchester)

Research interests

Early modern theatre, performance and prose fiction;

popular culture and book history;

the reception of early modern writers and the literary canon;

gender, queer and disability studies;

pedagogical theory and practice.

Research projects

Before Shakespeare: The Beginnings of London Commercial Theatre, 1565-95. Follow the project on Twitter @B4Shakes.

Professional affiliations

Malone Society

Society for Renaissance Studies

Shakespeare Association of America

Consultancy work

Shakespeare's Globe Working Party

Cambridge University Press Working Party

Ministry of Defence consultancy

Teaching

Early modern drama and literature

Performance studies

Literary theory

Pedagogy

Disability studies

Links

Research Output 2007 2020

'Exit pursuing a human: performing animals on the early modern stage'

Kesson, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) A History of Literary Animals. Ryan, D., Edwards, K. & Spencer, J. (eds.). Cambridge University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Before Shakespeare

Kesson, A. & Davies, C., 2018, Research Professional.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Digital humanities and non-Shakespearean theatre history

Kesson, A. & Davies, C., 2018, In : Shakespeare Newsletter.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shakespearean comedy and Elizabethan drama

Kesson, A., 20 Sep 2018, The Oxford Handbook to Shakespeare's Comedies. Hirschfeld, H. (ed.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Forum: Drama of the 1580s

Kesson, A., 2017, Shakespeare Studies. Vol. 45. p. 19-128

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2018 2019

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Participation in conference

New Directions in Early Modern Drama

Andy Kesson (Keynote/plenary speaker)
8 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Before Shakespeare

Andy Kesson (Speaker)
23 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Before Shakespeare

Andy Kesson (Speaker)
24 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Emma Frankland's Galatea: a workshop

Andy Kesson (Keynote speaker), Emma Frankland (Keynote speaker)
2 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk