Core Team

The EDOX research team

All members of the team contribute to core features of the EDOX project and are very happy to receive general enquiries. If, however, you have specific queries about any particular aspects of our work, please feel free to contact members of the team according to their special interests (outlined below):


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Prof. Elisabeth Dutton, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Research interests: Medieval and Early Modern English Drama; research through performance; playing spaces and stage directions. For details of my publications, and directing credits, please see

Dr James McBain, James biog picUniversity of Fribourg, Switzerland

Early Modern drama, particularly Early Tudor material; Literature and Law; portable knowledge in the Renaissance; links between education and literature. Current projects, alongside EDOX, include a monograph on Early Tudor Drama and Law and a collected edition of John Heywood’s poems. I am currently also a Research Associate at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.


StephStephanie Allen, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Special interests include early modern drama, rhetoric, classical reception, and the relationships between English and continental poetics. I am currently working towards a PhD on rhetoric in academic drama, and translating Latin plays for EDOX.

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Elizabeth Sandis, Merton College, Oxford

Special interests: Greek tragedy; Roman comedy; Classical reception; Early Modern poetry and theatre; university drama; English and Latin manuscripts.

Doctoral research focus: Academic drama at Christ Church and St John’s College, Oxford in the seventeenth century.


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Prof. Maria Sachiko CecireBard College, New York

Research interests include media studies, medieval literature and its reception, children’s culture, and cultural studies. Maria’s films include the EDOX documentaries, and she is the founding director of the Experimental Humanities concentration at Bard. She co-hosts In Theory podcasts, “using theory to explain our world, from pop culture to politics to our personal lives”, which can be found at or on iTunes Details of publications and projects can be found at

jenny-sager 1Dr Jenny Sager, University of Nottingham

specialise in the aesthetics of spectacle in early modern drama.  I am interested in all aspects of early modern drama, especially in Robert Greene, Shakespeare, performance and film studies.  


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Liv Robinson works on translation between French and English in the late Middle Ages; she is especially interested in connections, exchanges and comparisons between medieval English- and French-language plays.  These include the spaces in which they were performed, the practicalities of their performance then and now, including costume and props, and their individual manuscript contexts. She has published on drama in the medieval convent, with a particular focus on reading French convent drama alongside cycle plays. She has been designer and wardrobe supervisor for many of EDOX’s productions, and regularly directs her students in public performances of medieval drama; for her 2015 performance of ‘Everyman’, see: has been designer and wardrobe supervisor for many of EDOX’s productionsFor a full list of research and publications, see


Tamara Haddad

Research interests include late medieval and early modern English drama, performance space and staging practices. Tamara has been involved in many EDOX productions as a designer and stage manager.

Details of current projects pursued by the many talented friends with whom we have collaborated can be viewed here.