Clara Calvo - Curriculum Vitae#


Clara Calvo is Professor of English Studies at the Department of English Studies of the University of Murcia and has a PhD in English Studies from the University of Nottingham (1990). She is the author of Power Relations and Fool-Master Discourse in Shakespeare (1991) and has co-authored, with Jean-Jacques Weber, The Literature Workbook (1998). With Ton Hoenselaars, she has edited European Shakespeares (The Shakespearean International Yearbook, 8, 2008) and a special issue of Critical Survey on Shakespeare and the Cultures of Commemoration (2011). With Jesús Tronch, she has prepared an edition of Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy for Arden Early Modern Drama (2013). Her articles have appeared in Shakespeare Survey, The Year’s Work in English Studies, and several other journals and collections of essays. She has been Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Murcia and has been a member of the board of ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association). She is currently the President of SEDERI (Sociedad Hispano-Portugesa de Estudios del Renacimiento Inglés) and a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of ISA (International Shakespeare Association).

She is also a member of the editorial board of SEDERI, of the Board of Referees of Atlantis and associate editor of Cahiers Élisabéthains. As Principal Investigator, she is currently working on two related research projects on Shakespeare and the First World War and on Shakespearean anniversaries and festival cultures, respectively financed by the Fundación Séneca (12014/PHCS/09 “Great War Shakespeare II: Myths, Social Agents and Global Culture”) and the Spanish Plan Nacional de I+D+i 2008-2011 (FFI2011-24347 “Cultures of Commemoration II: Remembering Shakespeare”). In 2013 she was Short Term Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC). Her most recent publication is a collection of essays, co-edited with Coppélia Kahn (Brown University), Celebrating Shakespeare: Cultural Memory and Shakespearean Commemoration. This volume has been published by Cambridge University Press in 2015 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
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