Dr Jennifer Young

Dr Jennifer Young BA, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature

Key details

Dr Jennifer Young

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature


Dr Jennifer Young joined the University of Greenwich in 2017, having previously taught at the University of Leeds, King's College London and University College London. She convenes the 'Shakespeare Then and Now' module for year 2 students and teaches on the 'Commerce of Vice' module for the MA Literary London as well as teaching across the Undergraduate English Literature programme.

Responsibilities within the university

Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Early Modern)

Dr Young convenes the 'Shakespeare Then and Now' module for year 2 students and teaches on the 'Commerce of Vice' module for the MA Literary London as well as teaching across the Undergraduate English Literature programme.

Recognition

FHEA

Member of the Institute of English Studies London Shakespeare Seminar organising committee that includes colleagues from King’s, UCL, Roehampton and Shakespeare’s Globe

Research / Scholarly interests

Her main research interest is the print history of Shakespeare with particular focus on the contributions and interactions of printers and publishers in early modern London. She studies the earliest editions of Shakespeare's plays printed in 16th and 17thcentury London and the practices that created them – including historical printing practices that give her a chance to set type and pull pages on historical printing presses. Her interest in London's connections to Shakespeare's work inspired her contributions to the co-authored Shakespeare in London (with Hannah Crawforth and Sarah Dustagheer).

She is currently working on a monograph entitled The Stationer and the Shakespearean Playtext: Studies in Co-operative Publication. This book combines literary, textual, and bibliographical analysis to investigate interactions between Shakespeare and the stationers who produced the earliest editions of his work.

Dr Young's research is particularly interested in the lives and vocational communities of early modern stationers and is planning a new project on Stationer Networks in 16th and 17th century London.Her larger interest in all things Shakespeare (especially fictional biographies of Shakespeare) led to her being a founding member of the Historical Fictions Research Network (https://historicalfictionsresearch.org). She is currently programme manager for their yearly conference.

Recent publications

Article

Young, Jennifer and , (2021), Shakespeare for the "Triers": Richard Hawkins and Q2 Othello at the Serjeants' Inn. University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press). In: , , , . University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press), Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, 21 (1) . pp. 94-119 ISSN: 1531-0485 (Print), 1553-3786 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1353/jem.2021.0003).

Young, Jennifer , Smith, Peter J, Parsons, Elinor, Tarantino, Elisabetta , Stelzer, Emanuel , Bell, Shirley , Griffiths, Christian , Wilkinson, Kate , O'brien, Sheilagh Ilona , Powell, Louise (2018), VII Shakespeare. Oxford University Press. In: , , , . Oxford University Press, Year's Work in English Studies, 97 (1) . pp. 353-464 ISSN: 0084-4144 (Print), 1471-6801 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/may005).

Book

Young, Jennifer and , (2015), Shakespeare in London. Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare. In: , , , . Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, London (1st) . ISBN: 9781408145968 (doi: http://lib.myilibrary.com/browse/open.asp?id=752362&entityid=https://idp.gre.ac.uk/shibboleth).

Book section

Young, Jennifer and , (2021), ‘While memory holds a seat in this distracted globe’: a look back at the Arden Shakespeare Third Series (1995–2020). Cambridge University Press. In: , , In: Emma Smith (ed.), Shakespeare Survey 74: Shakespeare and Education. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , 74 (74) (1st) . pp. 355-371 . ISBN: 9781009036795 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009036795.024).

Young, Jennifer M. and , (2015), Minding their F's and Q's: Shakespeare and the Fleet Street Syndicate 1630-32. Routledge. In: , , In: John Hinks, Catherine Feely (eds.), Historical Networks in the Book Trade. Routledge, London (14) (1st) . pp. 83-100 . ISBN: 9781848935891 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Young, Jennifer and , (2019), Small Latin, less Greek (but just enough poetry): early modern stationers and the grammar school education. In: The People of Print: printers, stationers, and booksellers 1500-1830, 12 - 14 Sep 2019, University of Sheffield , . , . pp. 1-10 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Young, Jennifer and , (2019), Q2 Othello at the Serjeants' Inn. In: The Early Modern Inns of Court and the Circulation of Texts, 14-15 Jun 2019, King's College London, London , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Young, Jennifer and , (2018), Why stationers don't collaborate. In: International Shakespeare Conference, 22 - 27 Jul 2018, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford Upon Avon , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Young, Jennifer and , (2018), A stationer’s network in the archives: Thomas Cotes stationer & parish clerk. In: Early Archives Symposium, 11 - 12 Jun 2018, Queen Mary, University of London , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.