• 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile


Lynsey McCulloch is an early career researcher and a Lecturer in English literature – principally the writing of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – in the Department of English and Languages at Coventry University. She holds BA (Hons) and MA degrees in literary studies and a PhD in ‘Animated Statuary in Early Modern Drama’. Her research interests include renaissance frontispieces, ekphrasis and the interface of writing and art, the reception and adaptation of Shakespeare's plays, and the relationship between dance, music and literature. McCulloch’s first full-length book, Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance (edited with Sarah Annes Brown and Robert I. Lublin), was published in May 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan. She is currently developing a monograph on statues that come to life within literary and dance works, an edited collection on Shakespeare and dance, and a pedagogical project on outdoor learning within higher education.

Research Interests

Nature writing; Outdoor learning within higher education; The representation of dance and movement in early modern writing; The relationship between art and literature in the early modern period; The reinterpretation and performance of Renaissance texts as dance works

Vision Statement

My research focuses on literature, but not always for its own sake. Rather, I consider the collaborative work that literature undertakes with other media: its relationships with art, with design, with music, with dance. I am interested in the processes by which, for example, a literary work becomes a dance piece or a sculpture becomes a poem. How can text become movement? How might something seen become something heard? In acknowledging these connections and taking an intermedial approach, I hope to promote a better understanding of how culture is produced and received, and encourage communication across the aesthetic disciplines.

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William Shakespeare Arts & Humanities
Dance Arts & Humanities
East Anglia Arts & Humanities
Art Arts & Humanities
Engineers Arts & Humanities
Superstition Arts & Humanities
Outlaw Arts & Humanities
Historical Novel Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 6 Chapter
  • 2 Book
  • 1 Article

'Hildings and Harlots': Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet

McCulloch, L. 2019 The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance . McCulloch, L. & Shaw, B. (eds.). Oxford University Press, Vol. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

Shaw, B. (ed.) & McCulloch, L. (ed.) 2019 Oxford University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

'I'll make the statue move indeed': Charismatic Motion and the Disenchanted Image in Early Modern Drama

McCulloch, L. 26 Jul 2018 Faces of Charisma: Image, Text, Object in Byzantium and the Medieval West. Rust, M. D. & Bedos-Rezak, B. M. (eds.). Brill

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

"Out of Doors": Shakespeare and the Forest School Movement

McCulloch, L. 2018 Teaching Space, Place, and Literature . Tally Jr., R. T. (ed.). Routledge, p. 58-68 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Shakespeare and Dance

McCulloch, L. 2016 In : Literature Compass. 13, 2, p. 69-78 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
William Shakespeare
Critical History

Activities 2005 2015

  • 13 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Editorial activity

Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance

McCulloch, L. (Organiser)
10 Sep 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

42nd Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting

McCulloch, L. (Participant)
9 Apr 201412 Apr 2015

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course


McCulloch, L. (Speaker)
3 Mar 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

Early Modern Paratexts

McCulloch, L. (Speaker)
26 Jul 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 44th Annual Convention

McCulloch, L. (Speaker)
21 Mar 201324 Mar 2013

Activity: Participation in conference