Author Archives: Christine Plastow

Upcoming symposium: Trans/Queer Gender and Narrative Form

GOTH is pleased to share details of an upcoming online conference that may be of interest to members. More information, including abstracts for all papers, can be found at the conference website. TRANS/QUEER GENDER AND NARRATIVE FORM 15TH, 22ND AND 29TH … Continue reading

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Roundup of recent blog posts by GOTH members

Here is a selection of blog posts written in the last few months by GOTH members for other blogs, which may be of interest to readers of the GOTH blog. From the English and Creative Writing blog: Gender and Otherness … Continue reading

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Reading in the Age of Coronavirus: A Personal Account

by Chris Dobson, GOTH PhD Student 2020 started well for me. In January, I travelled down to Milton Keynes for an interview, and I was fortunate enough to be offered a PhD studentship at the Open University, which I eagerly … Continue reading

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Two new online productions from By Jove Theatre Company

By Christine Plastow Theatre, an art form and industry that has traditionally relied on the gathering of a (sometimes large) group of people in close quarters, has naturally been hit hard by the global coronavirus crisis. Not only productions but … Continue reading

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Gender, Race, and Empire in Early Modern Theatre

By Peg Katritzky Among all our other reasons for remembering 2020 as The Lost Year, those of us who enjoy presenting at conferences are enduring unprecedented upheaval. Finally, academic meetings are re-appearing. However, much like metropolitan buses, they seem awkwardly … Continue reading

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Clare Taylor awarded Paul Mellon Centre Mid-Career Fellowship

We’re very pleased to be able to congratulate Dr Clare Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Art History and a member of the GOTH Steering Committee, on her receipt of a prestigious Paul Mellon Centre Mid-Career Fellowship to work on her project ‘Gilt … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2020 – Shakespeare AND Cavendish

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 (8th March), our director Dr Peg Katritzky appeared in this video discussing ShAC, ‘Shakespeare AND Cavendish’, a research strand within GOTH that seeks to restore female dramatists of the early modern period to their … Continue reading

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GOTH away-day and exhibitions round-up, Spring 2020

by Clare Taylor **Please note that this blog post was written before the current global outbreak of COVID-19. Please check with individual museums and galleries before attempting to visit any of the exhibitions below** GOTH holds an annual awayday. Last … Continue reading

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The first GOTH Networking Workshop

On 30th January 2020, GOTH held its first critical reading group and networking workshop in collaboration with the OU’s Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area). The purpose of the day was to give members of GOTH and Health and … Continue reading

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A successful launch event for GOTH

On Thursday 24th October, GOTH held its official launch event at Walton Hall. The event celebrated the foundation of GOTH with an afternoon of dramatic performances followed by a wine reception. The GOTH Launch opened with comments from GOTH Director … Continue reading

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