University of Reading cookie policy

We use cookies on reading.ac.uk to improve your experience, monitor site performance and tailor content to you

Read our cookie policy to find out how to manage your cookie settings

Dr Lisa Sampson

Unknown
  • Director of Research for the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies
  • Co-Editor of The Italianist
My research explores literary culture and society in the Renaissance and Early Modern period with a particular focus on sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century theatre, court culture, women's writing, academies and literary networks. I am also interested in questions of genre, gender, performance and reception, and early modern critical theory. I have worked especially on early female-authored secular drama, pastoral drama and theatrical culture in the Northern Italian courts and the Veneto region. For the AHRC project on the Italian Academies, 1525-1700 that I am involved with I am preparing a study of Theatre in the Italian Academies c. 1525-1630. I am also currrently preparing (with Virginia Cox and Anna Wainwright) a critical edition of a manuscript play by an anonymous noblewoman from Lucca for the "Other Voice in Early Modern Europe" series.
  • Co-investigator for the major 4-year AHRC funded project: The Italian Academies, 1525-1700: the first networks of intellectual exchange in Early Modern Europe www.italianacademies.org
  • Committee member of the Early Modern Research Centre, Reading http://www.reading.ac.uk/emrc/

:

Postgraduate supervision:

I am interested in supervising postgraduate work in any area of Renaissance culture, especially in the period 1500-1650.