UoB Benjamin Meaker Visting Professor Fiona Ritchie, McGill University, Canada

IAS BMVP Fiona Ritchie, visiting spring 2018Women and Theatre in Bristol in the Eighteenth Century: The Case of the Jacob’s Wells Theatre

25 February - 3 March 2018

Dr Fiona Ritchie is Associate Professor of Drama and Theatre in the Department of English at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 

She is the author of Women and Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and the co-editor, with Peter Sabor, of Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2012). She has published widely on gender and theatre history in journals such as Shakespeare Survey, Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, and Literature Compass as well as contributing chapters to several essay collections. Dr Ritchie has held fellowships at the Huntington Library, the Lewis Walpole Library, Chawton House Library, and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She was previously the Deputy Curator of Dr Johnson’s House, a historic house museum in London, where she co-curated an exhibition on eighteenth-century theatre in 2007. Ritchie is currently working on a project which explores women’s impact on theatrical culture outside London in the long eighteenth century. 

During her stay Dr Ritchie will be hosted by Dr Catherine Hindson (Theatre)

Dr Ritchie will be involved with the following events during her stay: