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Dr Teresa Grant

grant mainAssociate Professor

Email: t dot grant at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room FAB5.25


Dr Teresa Grant is Associate Professor in Renaissance Theatre. I teach on the degree programmes in English and History (as convenor), English and English and Theatre.

Research interests

I am General Editor (with Eugene Giddens and Barbara Ravelhofer) of the Oxford University Press 15 volume The Complete Works of James Shirley. I have research interests in pre-modern drama, especially issues surrounding staging, and most especially theatre in the classical tradition. I also publish more widely on Renaissance literature and culture. I have run the Warwick/QMUL Classical Reception Research Network with Dr Katie Fleming from Queen Mary. My current project is completing a monograph based on my doctoral work about the uses of animals on the early modern stage.

Teaching and supervision

On the MA, I convene and teach EN985 The Development of English Drama 1558-1659 and I have supervised MA dissertations on early modern Cleopatras, Milton, Wyatt and Petrarch, early modern theatre and on factionalism at the court of Henry VIII. My PhD students have worked on James Shirley’s Irish Plays; on Caroline Lord Mayors’ pageants; on James Shirley in the Restoration; on Thomas Johnson, the early eighteenth-century pirate printer; and on the after-life of Queen Elizabeth. I would be delighted to hear from anyone planning to start a research degree on aspects of early modern drama, especially on Shirley and his contemporaries.

On the English undergraduate course, I usually teach on EN228 Seventeenth Century Literature and Culture or EN301 Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists. I also run two 15 CATS courses, Early Modern Drama (term 1) and Restoration Drama (term 2) which can be taken together or combined with other 15 CATS courses. My undergraduate teaching expertise also includes drama from Greek tragedy to the present day and late medieval literature. Undergraduates wishing to write a final year dissertation on seventeenth-century drama (including Restoration Drama) are encouraged to contact me.

Selected publications

  • 'With Old Plays You Have So Long Been Cloyed': James Shirley's Influence on Aphra Behn', Theatralia 24:1 (2021), 43—60.
  • Real Animals on the Stage, ed. Teresa Grant, Ignacio Ramos and Claudia Alonso, special issue of Studies in Theatre and Performance 38.2 (2018), "Introduction" and ‘‘“A Pleasant Tragicomedy, the Cat Being Scap’t”?: William Sampson’s The Vowbreaker (1636) and the Instability of Genre’
  • 'Tonson’s Jonson: making the ‘vernacular canon’ in the early eighteenth century' in The Oxford Handbook of Ben Jonson, ed. Eugene Giddens (Oxford UP, 2013).
  • ‘Smells Like Team Spirit: Seneca and the Shirley-Stanley Circle’ in ‘Seneca in the English Tradition’, a special issue of The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, 40.1 (March 2013), ed. Katie Fleming and Teresa Grant.
  • ‘Dramatic Representations of Mary Tudor in the Early Years of the Seventeenth Century’ in Mary Tudor: Old and New Perspectives, ed. Susan Doran and Thomas S. Freeman (Palgrave, 2011).
  • Teresa Grant and Barbara Ravelhofer, ed., English Historical Drama 1500-1660: Forms Outside the Canon (Palgrave, 2007).
  • ‘Entertaining Animals’ in A Cultural History of Animals, gen. ed. Brigitte Resl and Linda Kalof, Volume 3. The Renaissance (1400-1600) ed. Bruce Boehrer, (Berg, 2007).


  • BA (Cantab)
  • MA (London)
  • PhD (Cantab)
  • PGCHE (Liverpool)