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MemberSusanne Gruss

I work as a lecturer in English literature and culture at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. I hold a PhD in English literature (published as The Pleasure of the Feminist Text: Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter, Rodopi 2009) and have just finished my second book manuscript (The Laws of Excess: Law, Literature, and the Laws of Genre in Early Modern Drama, 2020). My research and publications cover early modern culture and drama (especially revenge tragedy & tragicomedy), early modern piracy, law and literature, neo-Victorianism (and cultural appropriations of the long nineteenth century), (film) adaptation and questions of canonisation, as well as gender studies and questions of genre.

MemberBradley Irish

Bradley J. Irish studies the literature and culture of sixteenth-century England, with a particular focus on the history of emotion.  His first book — Emotion in the Tudor Court: Literature, History, and Early Modern Feeling — draws on literary analysis, archival research, and cross-disciplinary scholarship in the sciences and humanities to interrogate the socioliterary operation of emotion in the Tudor courtly sphere. His research interests include: Tudor political and cultural history; emotions in early modern culture; Henrician literature and culture; Renaissance poetry, especially Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, and Spenser; the Elizabethan courtier poets; Renaissance drama, including Shakespeare; the revenge tragedy tradition; the stoic tradition in Renaissance literature; early modern manuscript culture; paleography and archival research.