Dr Edel Lamb

Edel Lamb

BA MA PhD Belf.
ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

+61 2 93517448
Room N321, John Woolley Building (A20)

My research interests lie in the field of early modern literature; in particular, theatre and performance culture and representations of childhood in the period. My current project, Reading Children in Early Modern Culture, examines the range of texts produced for and read by children in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This develops my earlier work on the early modern children's playing companies, Performing Childhood in the Early Modern Theatre.

Research areas

  • Children and concepts of childhood in early modern literature and culture
  • Early modern theatre and performance cultures

Current Projects

  • Reading Children in Early Modern Culture (ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2013)

Publications 2005-2011

  • Lamb, E 2008, Performing Childhood in the Early Modern Theatre: The Childrens Playing Companies (1599-1613), Palgrave MacMillan, Houndsmills
Journal articles
  • Lamb, E 2010, The literature of early modern childhoods, Literature Compass, 7(6), 412-423
  • Lamb, E 2008, Becoming Men: The Child Player in Jonson's Epicene, The Ben Jonson Journal: Literary Contexts in the Age of Elizabeth, James, and Charles, 15(2), 175-193
Book chapters
  • Lamb, E 2010, Boys' plays, A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture, Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, 2, 80-93
  • Lamb, E Forthcoming 2011, 'Children read for their Pleasantness': Books for Schoolchildren in the Seventeenth Century, The Child in British Literature, Palgrave MacMillan, Houndsmills
  • Lamb, E Forthcoming 2011, Shakespeare and the Renaissance Stage, The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh
  • Lamb, E Forthcoming 2011, The critical background, 1 Henry IV: A Critical Guide, Continuum, London