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Dr Chloe Fairbanks


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BA American University; MLitt University of St Andrews; DPhil Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

I am a scholar of early modern literature with particular interests in ecocriticism, transculturality, and how drama interacts with other nascent, non-literary early modern forms. My current research focuses on the ways in which transcultural encounters are paralleled in or reflected upon by the intertextual, collaborative relationship between different forms of early modern writing, and I am presently revising my doctoral thesis into a monograph entitled Earth, Realm, England: National Identity and the Land in Shakespeare’s English Histories.

As well as being an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, I currently work as a Tutor for Visiting Students for Middlebury College and The Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies, teaching English literature c.1550-1800.

Selected publications

Co-editing special issue of the Journal of Early Modern Studies on Material Space and Literary Production c.1500-1651 with Catherine Jenkinson. Forthcoming March 2026.

‘Minced in a charger for a Gallimaufrey’: reconciling the local and the global in Shakespeare’s ‘Falstaff’ plays. Food & History. Forthcoming 2024.

‘“Maister of the earth’? Reassessing the Monarch as Husbandman Metaphor in Shakespeare’s Histories’, Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism (2023). DOI: 10.1080/14688417.2023.2274410

‘Anne Boleyn: Harbinger of the English Reformation’, in English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty, Vol. 3: Tudor and Stuart Consorts, ed. Aidan Norrie (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). Co-authored with Samuel Lane.