Liz Oakley-Brown supervises 2 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:
Liz would especially welcome research students working on the following aspects of sixteenth-century writing and culture:
embodiment, outlaws, queenship, spatiality, travel, the cultural politics of translation, adaptation, historical phenomenology.
Supervised Postgraduate Research: Charlotte McCool, 'The Politics and Poetics of Thomas Wyatt's "endless maze"' (2009-10, AHRC funded MRes); MA dissertation topics include 'Framing Pyramus and Thisbe in Middle English Literature'; 'Violent Death in Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama' 'Shakespeare and Ruskin' (with Andy Tate)
Current PhD Students
'Unravelling the 'Disabled' Body in Early Modern England'
(2012- Peel Studentship)
'Occult Networks in Early Modern England 1550-1650'
(2012- AHRC funded)
Room: County Main B209
Phone: 01524 592228
Liz lectures on ENGL100 and CREW103. At Part II, she is seminar tutor and lecturer on ENGL201: Introduction to Theory (key topic: embodiment); ENGL202: Renaissance to Restoration: English Literature 1580-1688 and ENGL306: Shakespeare. In 2008, -09 and -10, she taught the half-unit option, ENGL374: Reforming the Body in Elizabethan England. Since 2011, she has offered the half-unit option, Early Modern Outlaws on Land and Sea: Robin Hood and Pirates.
As part of the MA course on Bodies and Spirits in Early Modern England (ENGL438) Liz teaches seminars on 'Early Modern Embodiment and Contemporary Theory', 'The Two Queens' Bodies and The Faerie Queene' and 'George Gascoigne's Bodies'. As part of the MA course Politics and Place in Early Modern Literature (ENGL439) she teaches sessions on 'Comus and Chorograpahy', 'Pericles and Piracy', and 'Soldiers and Space'.
Liz joined The Department in 2006. She completed her BA, MA and PhD at Cardiff University, and has previously taught at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2001-4) and Canterbury Christ Church University (2004-6).
She is currently working on two book-length studies which illustrate her main research areas: the cultural politics of translation and surface studies.
Liz's long-standing engagement with early modern translation studies is extended in Thomas Churchyard: Travel, Translation and Tudor Sensibilities. In April 2010, Liz was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2010-11) to work on this monograph.
Her second major project - Shakespearean Surfaces: Reading, Writing and Performing Superficiality in Sixteenth-Century England - is aligned with the innovative work of Lancaster's Shakespeare Programme. With Professor Alison Findlay, Liz convened a panel on Shakespearean Surfaces at the 2007 British Shakespeare Association conference. As part of this ongoing project, Alison and Liz directed a workshop on 'Ceremony, Performance and Practice in Shakespearean Drama' at the 2009 BSA conference at King's College, London (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/news/conferences/localglobal/workshops.html). Ideas explored in these earlier sessions were developed in the 2012 British Shakespeare Association Conference, Shakespeare Inside-out: Depth/Surface/Meaning, which was held at Lancaster (http://www.britishshakespeare.ws/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42:5th-biennial-british-shakespeare-association-conference&catid=10:shakespeare-blog&Itemid=4).
The Surface Studies Network With Dr Rebecca Coleman, she is organising the inaugural Surface Studies Network Seminar (Theorising Surfaces) and Exhibition (Surfaces in the Making) at Lancaster University and the Storey Institute, 23-24 May 2013: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/faculty/event/4294/
Liz is an elected member of the Society for Renaissance Studies Council (May 2008-, http://www.rensoc.org.uk/), and she was the acting Membership Secretary 2011-12. In March 2011, she organised the Society's Annual Public Lecture at Lancaster's Storey Institute (http://www.rensoc.org.uk/SRS_Public_Lectures_current.htm). Since 2012, she has chaired the judging panel for the Renaissance Studies article prize.
She is a member of the Renaissance Editorial Board for Literature Compass (September 2009-, www.literature-compass.com).
Liz co-ordinates the Northern Renaissance Seminar: http://www.renaissances.uk.com/content/northern_ren.html Please contact her if you would like to organise a seminar or join the seminar's mailing list.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article
Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings › Chapter (peer-reviewed)