Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries, St Catharine's

Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries


Biographical Information:

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. After several years as a Newton Trust Lecturer, I was appointed to a University Lectureship in 2013.

Research Interests:

I work on Shakespeare and early modern literature in general, with a particular interest in performance and visual and material culture, and in interdisciplinary approaches. My second book, Shakespeare and Memory, is published by Oxford University Press in the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series, and I'm beginning a new monograph project with the working title Textile Shakespeare, which (so far) is about sleeves and silk, gloves, folds, tailors, and black cloth. I'm also editing The Example by the Caroline playwright James Shirley, for the Complete Works of James Shirley (OUP).

Areas of Graduate Supervision:

Shakespeare and early modern literature, especially drama; visual and material culture, especially gardens and textiles.

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Selected Publications