School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Dr Jessica Dyson
Lecturer in English Literature
Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AS
Jessica joined the English Department in 2011, having previously taught at the University of Cumbria, Lancaster University and the University of Stirling where she completed her PhD.
Jessica’s main research interest is in early modern drama, particularly exploring the relationship between the plays and their legal, political and historical context. Her forthcoming monograph, Debating Legitimate Authority on the Caroline Stage (Ashgate, 2012), focuses on ideas of common law and prerogative in drama of the commercial theatre under Charles I, particularly in plays by Richard Brome, Philip Massinger, James Shirley and John Ford. Her next research project will explore the changing relationship between madness and justice in Elizabethan, Jacobean and Caroline drama.
Jessica’s other interests include revenge tragedy and contemporary women’s writing.
Debating Legitimate Authority on the Caroline Stage (forthcoming, Ashgate 2012)
Articles, Book Chapters and Other Publications
‘Love and Death in the Renaissance’ special issue of EMLS (forthcoming), editor, assisted by Niamh Cooney and Jana Pridalova.
‘Renaissance drama: General’ section of The Year’s Work in English Studies, 2009-present.