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- theatre, eighteenth century, seventeenth century, masculinity, class, fashion, swords, military, balladry
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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.
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- British Isles, United Kingdom
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- 17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
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- Gender, Military