Dr Callan Davies
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Callan Davies works across early modern literary, cultural, and theatre history. He’s part of Kent’s Middling Culture team (www.middlingculture.com) examining early modern status, creativity, writing, and material culture, as well as the Before Shakespeare team (www.beforeshakespeare.com), now the subject of a book in preparation on Elizabethan England’s earliest playhouses. He is the Editor of the Curtain playhouse records for Records of Early English Drama’s REED London Online and a Globe Education Lecturer at Shakespeare’s Globe. His first monograph, Strangeness in Jacobean Drama, is published by Routledge (September 2020). His article on bowling alleys and playhouses in sixteenth century London for Early Theatre won the MRDS Barbara Palmer Award 2020, and he has pieces forthcoming on middling community and Bristol’s Wine Street playhouse for English Historical Review; prose and playing for The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Nashe; on the early years of the St Paul’s Playhouse for a collection on Old St Paul’s and Culture; and he is co-editing a collection on early modern ephemera with Hannah Lilley and Catherine Richardson.