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  Dr Joseph Harris

Dr Joseph Harris

Reader in Early Modern Studies

School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Area of expertise

French and European literature from c.1550-1800, especially theatre and dramatic theory; death, violence, and murder; tragedy; spectatorship, audiences and reception; history of psychology and emotion; comedy and laughter; sex, gender, sexuality, and cross-dressing; misanthropy.


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I’m fascinated by the ways in which early modern European theatre reflects - and reflects on - wider social, intellectual, psychological and aesthetic concerns.

Joseph Harris


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