Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries, St Catharine's
I completed my BA and MA (Hons.) at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, before coming to Cambridge as a Commonwealth Scholar to begin my PhD in 1999. From 2003-6 I was a Research Fellow at Magdalene College, and since 2006 I have been a Fellow and College Lecturer at St Catharine's College, where I direct studies for Part I.
I work on Shakespeare and early modern literature in general, with a particular interest in visual and material culture, and in interdisciplinary approaches. I am currently finishing Shakespeare and Memory for the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series, and beginning a new project with the working title ‘Textile Shakespeare’.
Areas of Graduate Supervision:
Shakespeare and early modern literature, especially drama; visual and material culture, especially gardens and textiles.
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- England’s Helicon: fountains in early modern literature and culture (Oxford, 2007)
- Journal Articles and Chapters in Books
- ‘No country for old men? Ciceronian friendship and old age in Shakespeare’s second tetralogy and beyond’, Review of English Studies (forthcoming)
- ‘Pictures, places and spaces: Sidney, Wroth, Wilton House and the Songe de Poliphile’, in Renaissance Paratexts, ed. Helen Smith, Louise Wilson (Cambridge, 2010), 185-203
- ‘Lear and Shakespeare as Godfathers’, Notes and Queries 57 (September 2010)
- ‘Literary gardens from More to Marvell’ in A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture, ed. Michael Hattaway (Oxford, 2010), 379-95
- ‘A learned dialogue of BERNARD PALESSY, Concerning waters and fountaines, both naturall and artificiall: Translated Owt of French into English, by Thomas Watson’, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes 30 (2010), 1-56
- ‘Thomas Lodge’s translation of Seneca: a possible Shakespearean echo’, Notes and Queries 56 (March 2009), 81-4
- ‘A subtle point: sleeves, tents, and "Ariachne’s broken woof" (again)’, Shakespeare Survey 62 (2009), 92-103
- ‘Location as metaphor: Veritas temporis filia (1559) and its afterlife’. In The Progresses, Pageants and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I, ed. Jayne Archer, Elizabeth Goldring, Sarah Knight (Oxford, 2007), 65-85
- ‘Sacred and profane love: four fountains in the Hypnerotomachia (1499) and the Roman de la Rose’. Word & Image 22.1 (2006), 1-13
- ‘Sidney’s Zelmane and the Songe de Poliphile’. Sidney Journal 21 (2003), 67-75
- ‘From the fountain to the well: Redcrosse learns to read’. Studies in Philology 100 (2003), 135-176
- ‘A new allusion by Jonson to Spenser and Essex?’ Notes and Queries 50 (March 2003), 63-65