About me

“But will you woo this wildcat?” (The Taming of the Shrew, 1.2.194)

Wooing wildcats is an apt metaphor for the PhD process. My PhD, though, did not aim to tame the shrew as such, but rather to explore the wildness, the complexity and elusiveness of Shakespeare. Having officially wooed my wildcat, and with doctorate in hand, I now find myself in a whole new ‘wilderness’ (Shakespeare uses this word twice in Titus Andronicus) of early career academia, publishing, and teaching.

I am a researcher on the Shakespeare Reloaded project at the University of Sydney. I’ve taught Shakespeare and early modern drama and literature units at the University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, and University of New England.

My research interests include Shakespeare studies, complexity theory in literature, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama and literature, pedagogy, the role of the public and the public good in Shakespeare and the humanities, and the relationship between science and literature.

You can find my publications here. I’m on Academia and I tweet @claireghansen.

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