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Dr Elaine McGirr

Dr Elaine McGirr

Dr Elaine McGirr

Reader in Theatre and Performance Histories

Office 3.18 Vandyck Building
Vandyck Building,
Cantocks Close, Bristol BS8 1UP
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5090

Research summary

Elaine McGirr is a literary and theatre historian specialising in the long eighteenth century.  Research interests include politics and/of performance, eighteenth-century Shakespeare, masculinity, maternity, and the intersections of gender, genre and national myth.  Publications include Partial Histories (Palgrave, 2016), Heroic Mode and Political Crisis, 1660-1745 (Delaware, 2009) and Eighteenth-Century Characters (Palgrave, 2007) as well as a co-edited collection on the realities and representations of maternity on the stage (Bucknell, 2014) and articles on Clarissa, Sir Charles Grandison, Aphra Behn, Shakespearean adaptation, eighteenth-century comedies, the rise of the novel, and private theatricals. 

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