Christ Church, New College, and St Hilda's College
My research focuses on the literature of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. Within that field I have two particular interests: theatre and religious culture. My doctoral thesis (2014) combined the two, consisting in a critical edition and study of San Nicolás de Tolentino (c. 1614), a saint’s play by Lope de Vega, recently published by Reichenberger. I’m currently working on: 1. an edition and translation into English of Antonio Coello’s Elizabeth I play, El conde de Sex (c. 1633); 2. a study of Sir Tobie Mathew’s 1642 English translation of St Teresa of Ávila’s spiritual autobiography, the Libro de la vida; and 3. innuendo in Lope de Vega’s religious drama.