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Ph.D., The CUNY Graduate Center (2009)
BA (hons), University of Warwick (1997)

Recent Courses

Literature In English I
Reading Gender And Sexualities
Renaissance Literature
Shakespeare I
The Study Of Literature

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Renaissance literature
Early modern drama in performance
Performance theory
Appropriation theory
Twentieth century British drama
Digital cultures
Fan theory
New Media

Research Interests

Digital media
Performance theory
Shakespeare in performance
Theatre and popular culture
Twentieth century British theatre


Fazel, Valerie and Louise Geddes, eds. (2017). The Shakespeare User: Cultural and Critical Appropriation in the Twenty-First Century. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.

Geddes, Louise (2017). Appropriating Shakespeare: A Cultural History of Pyramus and Thisbe. Teaneck, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press,.

Refereed Articles

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Louise Geddes and Valerie Fazel (2016), "Give me your hands if we be friends": Collaborative Authority in Shakespearean Fan Fiction. Shakespeare, 12.3, 274-86.

Louise Geddes (2015), A Mad Art, My Masters: Theatre and Usable Culture in Late Twentieth Century Britain. Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, 17.1.

Louise Geddes (2015), "Playing No Part But Pyramus": Restructuring the Clown in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, 28, 70-85.

Louise Geddes (2013), Jacobean Presentism and the Bite of the Right in Thatcher's Engalnd. Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies.

Louise Geddes (2012, Fall), Know that I, Ringo the Drummer Am”: Shakespeare, YouTube and the Limits of Performance. Shakespeare Bulletin, 30, 299-318.

Louise Geddes (2010), Sacred Blood and the Body's Rich Legacy in Julius Caesar. This Rough Magic.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

(2016, October). Know that I, One Ringo the Drummer Am: The Beatles, Shakespeare, and the Rise of Pop Culture. Fairleigh Dickinson University Shakespeare Colloquium, Teaneck, NJ.

(2015, February). Shakespearean Fan Fiction: New Frontiers of Old Texts. Suffolk County Community College Honors Program, Suffolk County Community College, NY.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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(2016). Unlearning Shakespeare Studies. In Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

(2016). Chair, "Socialist Shakespeares". In World Shakespeare Congress. Stratford and London, United Kingdom.

(2015). O Brave New Text: The Political Autonomy of Shakespearean Adaptation. In Appropriation in the Age of Global Shakespeare. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

(2015). Bloody Poetry: Measure for Measure in the Hands of Howard Brenton. In Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

(2014). Il Faut du Sang: The Semiotics of Violence on the Elizabethan Stage. In American Society for Theatre Research. Baltimore, MD.

(2014). Margaret Thatcher and the Performance of Early Modern England. In Blackfriars Annual Conference. American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA.

(2014). Chair, “Theorizing the Digital Archive”. In Shakespeare Association of America. St. Louis, MO.

(2013). The Ambassadors: Pyramus and Thisbe in Nineteenth-Century America. In Shakespeare Association of America. Boston, MA.

(2012). Middleton, Barker and the Bite of the Right. In Shakespeare Association of America. Boston, MA.

(2011). Chair, “Marlowe in Performance”. In North East modern Language Association of America. Boston, MA.

(2010). Playing No Part But Pyramus: Bottom and the Early Modern Clown. In Shakespeare Association of America. Chicago, IL.

(2010). Bieber and the Bard: Shakespeare and Tween Culture. In North East Modern Language Association of America. New Brunswick, NJ.

(2009). Know that I, Ringo, the drummer, am": Shakespeare and The Beatles. In Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. Columbus, OH.

(2009). Standing Least In Thy Control’: Shakespeare’s Roman Plays and the Medieval Martyr Tradition. In Shakespeare Association of America. San Diego, CA.

(2008). His Sacred Blood”: The Rich Legacy of the Body in Julius Caesar. In Modern Language Association of America. San Francisco, CA.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Contributor, Year's Work in English Studies
Regional Editor, The Shakespeare Standard

Professional Activities

Editor, Digital Shakespeares. Borrowers and Lenders. http://borrowers.uga.edu