Professor Kate Chedgzoy
Professor of Renaissance Literature
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Roles and Resposibilities
BA (Oxford), PhD (Liverpool)
I contribute to a wide range of undergraduate modules, including stage 1 modules introducing students to literary history and theory.
I contribute to research training modules, and teach on Republicanism and Memory.
My research engages with three areas which may look quite distinct, but constantly prove to be interrelated in often surprising and mutually enriching ways: Renaissance drama, particularly Shakespeare; early modern women's writing; and children's literature. I approach all three areas from a theoretically-engaged feminist perspective.
Within these broad fields, I have particular interests in the culture of literary production in the early modern Atlantic world; in the relations between literature and memory; and in life-writing.
My current research project brings together my critical, historical and theoretical interests in children and childhood with the expertise I've gained from working on early modern women's manuscript writings to investigate MS writings by children as a source for both literary history and the history of childhood. 'Renaissance Childhood: A Literary History' aims to establish, analyse, and make visible the corpus of early modern juvenilia; and to investigate how children’s authorship emerged from a matrix of cultural materials and influences. My goal is to reimagine the Renaissance, and construct a new literary history of it, from the point of view of children
I am planning a project on how Shakespeare is adapted for performance by and for children.
I currently supervise research students working on Shakespeare, and Renaissance drama more broadly; early modern women's writing; the relations between memory and writing; and children's literature. I welcome inquiries from potential students interested in working in any of these areas.
I am a member of the editorial team of the journal Feminist Theory, which is based here at Newcastle.
- Chedgzoy K. A Renaissance for Children?. Newcastle upon Tyne: Newcastle University, 2013. Available at: http://eprint.ncl.ac.uk/pub_details2.aspx?pub_id=196398.
- Chedgzoy K. Did Children have a Renaissance?. Early Modern Women 2013, 8, 261-274.
- Chedgzoy K. Horrible Shakespearean Histories: Performing the Renaissance for and with Children. In: Burnett, M.T., Streete, A, ed. Filming and Performing Renaissance History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp.112-126.
- Chedgzoy K. Households. In: Sanders, J, ed. Ben Jonson in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp.254-268.
- Chedgzoy K. Remembering Aemilia Lanyer. Journal of the Northern Renaissance 2010, 2010(2), 14-35.
- Chedgzoy K. Shakespeare's Welsh Grandmother. In: Maley, W., Schwyzer, P, ed. Shakespeare and Wales: From the Marches to the Assembly. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010, pp.7-20.
- Chedgzoy K. Playing with Cupid : Gender, Sexuality and Adolescence. In: Henderson, DE, ed. Alternative Shakespeares. London: Routledge, 2007, pp.138-157.
- Chedgzoy K, Greenhalgh S, Shaughnessy R, ed. Shakespeare and Childhood. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
- Rossington M, Whitehead A, Contributing eds.: Anderson L, Chedgzoy K, Mukherjee P, Richards J, ed. Theories of Memory: A Reader. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007.
- Chedgzoy K. Women, Gender, and the Politics of Location. In: Dympna Callaghan, ed. The Impact of Feminism in English Renaissance Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
- Chedgzoy K. Women's Writing in the British Atlantic World: Memory, Place and History, 1550-1700. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
- Chedgzoy K, Greenhalgh S, ed. Shakespeare in the Cultures of Childhood, 1807-2007. Special issue of the journal Shakespeare. London: Taylor and Francis, 2006.
- Chedgzoy K. The Cultural Geographies of Early Modern Women’s Writing: Journeys Across Spaces and Times. Literature Compass 2006, 3(4), 884-895.
- Chedgzoy CS. In the Lesbian Archive. GLQ - a Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 2005, 11(3), 457-467.
- Chedgzoy K. Marlowe's men and women: gender and sexuality. In: Cheney, P, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Marlowe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp.245-261.
- Chedgzoy K. This pleasant and sceptered isle: insular fantasies of national identity in Anne Dowriche's The French Historie and William Shakespeare's Richard. In: Mealor, S., Schwyzer, P, ed. Archipelagic Identities: Literature and Identity in the Atlantic Archipelago, 1550-1800. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004, pp.25-42.
- Chedgzoy K. The Civility of Early Modern Welsh Women. In: Richards, J, ed. Early Modern Civil Discourses. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, pp.162-182.
- Francis E, Pratt M, Chedgzoy K, ed. In a Queer Place: Sexuality and Belonging in British and European Contexts. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002.
- Stevenson J, Davidson P (eds.), contributors, Bateman M, Chedgzoy K, Sanders J. Early Modern Women Poets: An Anthology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2001.
- Chedgzoy K. Shakespeare, Feminism, and Gender. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2001.
- Chedgzoy KC. Measure for Measure: William Shakespeare. Tavistock: Northcote House in association with the British Council, 2000.
- Chedgzoy K. Region, religion, and sexuality: “Pilgrim through this barren land”. In: Phillips, R., Shuttleworth, D., Watt, D, ed. De-Centering Sexualities : Politics and Representations Beyond the Metropolis. London, UK: Routledge, 2000, pp.47-62.
- Chedgzoy K. “Blackness yields to beauty”: The desirability of difference in early modern culture. In: McMullan, G, ed. Renaissance Configurations: Voices, Bodies, Spaces, 1590-1690. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 1998, pp.108-128.
- Chedgzoy K. Introduction: Refashioning Ben Jonson. In: Sanders, J., Wiseman, S, ed. Refashioning Ben Jonson: Gender, Politics and the Jonsonian Canon. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan, 1998, pp.1-27.
- Chedgzoy K, ed. Refashioning Ben Jonson: Gender, Politics and the Jonsonian Canon. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan, 1998.
- Chedgzoy K. “Two loves I have”: Shakespeare and bisexuality. In: Allen, L., Bi-Academic Intervention, ed. The Bisexual Imaginary: Representation, Identity, Desire. London, UK: Cassell, 1997, pp.106-119.
- Trill S, Chedgzoy K, Osbourne M, ed. Lay by Your Needles, Ladies, Take the Pen: English Women’s Writing, 1500-1700. London, UK: Edward Arnold, 1997.
- Chedgzoy K. Shakespeare's Queer Children: Sexual Politics and Contemporary Culture. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1996.
- Chedgzoy K, Hansen M, Trill S, ed. Voicing Women: Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern Writing. Keele, UK: Keele University Press, 1996.
- Chedgzoy K. Frida Kahlo’s 'grotesque” bodies’. In: Florence, P., Reynolds, D, ed. Feminist Subjects, Multi-media: Cultural Methodologies. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1995, pp.39-53.
- Chedgzoy K. The (pregnant) prince and the showgirl: Cultural legitimacy and the reproduction of Hamlet in. In: Burnett, M., Manning, J, ed. New Essays on ‘Hamlet'. New York: AMS Press, 1994, pp.249-269.
- Chedgzoy K. Impudent women: Gender and carnival in early modern culture. The Glasgow Review 1993, 1, 9-22.
- Chedgzoy K. Moralising the colonial body: Discourses of difference in early modern writing. Liverpool Studies in Language and Discourse 1993, 1, 23-43.