I specialise in medieval religious drama, with a particular interest in time and gender. Recent works include articles on the hortus conclusus in Cornish religious drama and on the nails used to crucify Christ in the York 'Crucifixion' pageant and domestic arguments between Mary and Joseph in the N-Town plays.
My other research interests include periodization and memory; medieval depictions of Jews and Saracens; narratives of cannibalism and their relation to the Eucharist; medievalism in modern board game culture; examining dramatic performance as a means of reassessing lay theologies during the early Reformation and the performance and adaptation of medieval plays for modern audiences.
I also work as a theatre director and storyteller, and write short stories and plays.
I welcome research proposals in the areas of medieval and renaissance drama; gender and queer theory; constructions of the medieval ‘other’; medieval romance; fabliaux, bawdiness and comic narrative; time theory; medievalism in popular culture; Chaucer; Shakespeare and writing for performance.