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Professor Elaine M Mcgirr

  • BS8 1UP

20042020

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Research interests

Elaine McGirr is a literary and theatre historian specialising in the long eighteenth century.  Research interests include politics and/of performance, eighteenth-century Shakespeare, celebrity studies, and the intersections of gender and genre. Recent publications include Partial Histories: a Reappraisal of Colley Cibber (Palgrave, 2016), Stage Mothers: Women, Work and the Theatre 1660-1830 (Bucknell, 2014) and articles on Richardson, Aphra Behn, Shakespearean adaptation, eighteenth-century comedies, private theatricals, celebrity, and the authority of actresses. Her current project, 'The Age of the Actress,' recovers the careers of eighteenth-century actresses and the plays that made them famous.

 

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Projects

Research Output

Celebrity Origin Stories: Mary Ann Yates's biography

McGirr, E., 2019, (In preparation) Theatrical Anecdotes. Ladd, H. (ed.). University of Delaware Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Diva and Director: Mary Ann Yates, the Opera House and Drury Lane

    McGirr, E., 2019, (In preparation) In : SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Shooting Star: Theophilus Cibber’s Disastrous Self-Fashioning

    McGirr, E., 2019, (In preparation) Making Stars: : Biography and Eighteenth-Century Celebrity. Nachumi, N. & Straub, K. (eds.). University of Delaware Press, (Performing Celebrity).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Activities

    • 4 Participation in conference

    Character to Caricature, 1660-1830

    Elaine M McGirr (Participant)

    3 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) 2018

    Elaine M McGirr (Participant)

    6 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Meeting (2017)

    Elaine M McGirr (Participant)

    30 Mar 20171 Apr 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference