I am a Research Fellow at the Royal Shakespeare Company. I am also a Co-editor of the Journal of the Northern Renaissance and a Co-director of the Shakespeare and Dance Project.


PhD, ‘Animated Statuary in Early Modern Drama’, Anglia Ruskin University (Recipient of the inaugural Lee Skinner-Young Studentship)


McCulloch, L., and R. Tovey. Dance and the Static Image. London: Bloomsbury, 2023.

McCulloch, L. ‘Language and Literature,’ in The Cultural History of Dance in the Early Modern Period, edited by Marina Nordera. London: Bloomsbury, 2022.

McCulloch, L. ‘Wondrous Motion: Recovering Dance from Shakespeare’s The Tempest,’ Shakespeare Jahrbuch 157 (2021): 31-45.

McCulloch, L., and B. Shaw, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and DanceOxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

McCulloch, L., and R. Tovey. ‘Shot at Dawn: Late Photography and the Anti-War Memorial,’ Visual Studies 34, no. 2 (2019): 93-106.

McCulloch, L. ‘Out of Doors: Shakespeare and the Forest School Movement,’ in Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, edited by Robert T. Tally Jr. New York: Routledge, 2018.

McCulloch, L. ‘”I’ll make the statue move indeed”: Charismatic Motion and the Disenchanted Image,’ in The Faces of Charisma: Text, Image, Object in Byzantium and the Medieval West, edited by Martha Rust and Brigitte Bedos-Rezak. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

McCulloch, L. ‘Shakespeare and Dance,’ Literature Compass 13, no. 2 (2016): 69-78.

McCulloch, L. ‘Drowned Worlds: Charles Kingsley’s Hereward the Wake and the Masculation of the English Fens,’ in Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840-1920, edited by Gemma Goodman and Charlotte Mathieson. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Brown, S., Lublin, R., and L. McCulloch, eds. Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

McCulloch, L. ‘Antique Myth, Early Modern Mechanism: The Secret History of Spenser’s Iron Man,’ in The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature, edited by Wendy Hyman. New York: Routledge, 2011.


Blog Posts


    McCulloch, L., and M. Collins, 2022-24. Time to Act. Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

    McCulloch, L., and R. Tovey. 2021. ‘We will remember them’: COVID-19 and Grassroots Memorial Practices. British Academy Special Research Grant.


    2019-2021: Member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Dance Research

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