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First Name
Máire
Last Name
MacNeill
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Keywords
theatre, eighteenth century, seventeenth century, masculinity, class, fashion, swords, military, balladry
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About Me

My research investigates masculine behaviours and fashions in Britain during the long eighteenth century, with a focus on the crossover between fashion and function during this period. With a background in theatre history, I focus on the London stage as a vehicle for expressing and influencing notions about masculinity. However, I am also interested in other cultural authorities from this period, including early newspapers and periodicals, and military miscellanea.

I am currently focusing on the relationship between masculine fashion and healthcare, investigating how the symbolic meaning of objects and activities can change over time.

In addition, I have a longstanding interest in balladry and folklore from the long eighteenth century, including the emergence of critical writing on these subjects from Addison to Scott.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Military