Dr Rachel E. Holmes, Will Eves, Doyeeta Majumder
Tuesday 16 September, 2014, 1-2 pm
Stephen Boyd Room, Kennedy Hall, School of English
Rachel E. Holmes, Will Eves, and Doyeeta Majumder will each give a 5-minute presentation on their current research, which will be followed by questions and group discussion.
Dr Holmes is an Early Career Researcher and Assistant to the Directors of the Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature (CMEMLL). She works comparatively in law and literature, and is interested in areas of friction between secular and ecclesiastical jurisdictions in the early modern period, and related anxieties about sexual contracts. She is currently working on a monograph proposal based on her AHRC funded Ph.D. thesis,Casos de Honra: Honouring Clandestine Contracts and Italian Novelle in Early Modern English and Spanish Drama, supervised by Professor Lorna Hutson.
Will Eves has a background in law, graduating from the University of Warwick with an LL.B (first class hons.) in 2006 and an LL.M (with distinction) in 2007. After working in an employment law firm for a short time he decided to change direction and dive into the somewhat hazier, but much more intriguing, world of medieval law. He came to St Andrews in 2011 for the M.Litt in medieval history and is now working on an AHRC funded Ph.D. thesis entitled The Assize of Mort d’Ancestor in the Late Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Centuries, supervised by Professor John Hudson.
Doyeeta Majumder obtained her B.A. (2008) and M.A. (2010) in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. She started her Ph.D. entitled ‘The ‘New Prince’ and the Problem of ‘Lawmaking’ Violence in Early Modern Drama’ in September 2011, under the supervision of Professor Lorna Hutson. Her research interest lies primarily in Early Modern notions of sovereignty, tyranny and usurpation as they manifest themselves in drama and in juridico-political treatises.
Short excerpts of reading material may be circulated in advance of the session.