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Dr Susan Valladares, MA (Oxon); MA (York); DPhil (Oxon); FHEA
I studied at the Universities of Oxford (MA; DPhil) and York (MA). After receiving my doctorate, I taught for various colleges at the University of Oxford. I was a Junior Research Fellow at Worcester College (University of Oxford, 2012–2016). I then worked as a Departmental and College Lecturer in English at St Hugh’s College (University of Oxford) before joining Durham University’s Department of English Studies in 2018.
My research interests span the long eighteenth century, with a special focus on theatre and performance, political history, gender, autobiographies and print culture.
My first book, Staging the Peninsular War: English Theatres 1807-1815 (Ashgate/Routledge, 2015/2016) draws upon a range of visual, printed and manuscript sources in order to examine the larger political and ideological axes of Romantic-period performance. It explores how, during the seven vexed years that marked the Peninsular War, the English theatres helped ascribe new urgency to issues such as citizenship, patriotism, and the articulation of national identities. It also provides the first printed ‘Calendar of Plays for Covent Garden, Drury Lane and Bristol Theatre Royal, 1807–1815’.
Other essays of mine have focused on Peninsular War poetry and novels; Romantic-period wartime and post-war theatre; women’s writing; satirical prints; and Anglo-Caribbean exchanges (as listed below).
I was one of the main curators for the exhibition Staging History at the Weston (Bodleian) Library (autumn 2016). I have also held visiting fellowships at the Houghton Library (Harvard), the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D.C.) and the Beinecke Library (Yale).
Office Hours: Thursdays 2 pm – 3 pm in ER259.
- Theatre; drama; performance; long eighteenth century; Romanticism; politics; satirical prints; gender; race
- Valladares, Susan (2015). Staging the Peninsular War: English Theatres 1807–1815. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Valladares, Susan (2018). William D. Brewer, Staging Romantic Chameleons and Imposters. Romanticism 24(3): 296.
- Valladares, Susan (2016). Frederick Burwick, British Drama of the Industrial Revolution. The Review of English Studies 67(282): 1007.
- Valladares, S. (2015). Julia Swindells and David Francis Taylor (eds), The Oxford Handbook of The Georgian Theatre 1737-1832. The Review of English Studies 66(274): 384.
- Valladares, Susan (2014). David Francis Taylor, Theatres of Opposition: Empire, Revolution & Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Theatre Notebook 68: 64.
- Valladares, Susan (2014). Fiona Ritchie and Peter Sabor (eds), Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century. Theatre Notebook 68: 62-63.
- Valladares, Susan (2011). L. Crisafulli and K. Elam (eds.), Women’s Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity. British Association for Romantic Studies: Bulletin & Review 39: 18-19.
- Valladares, Susan (2011). R. Cole Heinowitz, Spanish America and British Romanticism 1777–1826. Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations (August 2011 Online).
Chapter in book
- Valladares, Susan (2018). ‘“All the world’s a stage & all the men are merely players” Theatre-going in London during the Hundred Days’. In Napoleon’s 100 Days and the Struggle for Legitimacy. Astbury, Kate & Philp, Mark Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 185-208.
- Valladares, Susan (2018). ‘The Changing Theatrical Economy: Charles Dibdin the Younger at Sadler’s Wells, 1814–19’. In The Art of Miscellany: Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture. Cox Jensen, Oskar, Kennerley, David & Newman, Ian Oxford: Oxford University Press. 171-188.
- Valladares, Susan (2018). British Women Writers of Peninsular Fiction. In Spain and British Romanticism, 1800-1840. Haywood, Ian & Saglia, Diego Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 195-213.
- Valladares, Susan (2016). ‘Empire, Revolution and Patriotism in Thomas Morton’s Columbus; Or, A World Discovered (1792)’. In Staging History, 1780–1840. Burden, Michael, Heller, Wendy Hicks, Jonathan & Lockhart, Ellen Bodleian Library Publishing.
- Valladares, Susan (2010). ‘“He that can bring the dead to life again” Resurrecting the Spanish setting of Coleridge’s Osorio (1797) and Remorse (1813)’. In Romanticism and the Anglo-Hispanic Imaginary. Almeida, Joselyn M. Brill Rodopi. 133-156.
- Valladares, Susan, Haywood, Ian, Oliver, Susan & Sangster, Matthew (2017). The BARS Review. (49): British Association for Romantic Studies.
- Valladares, Susan, Haywood, Ian, Oliver, Susan & Sangster, Matthew (2016). The BARS Review. (47-48): British Association for Romantic Studies.
- Valladares, Susan, Haywood, Ian, Oliver, Susan & Sangster, Matthew (2015). The BARS Review. (45-46): British Association for Romantic Studies.
- Valladares, Susan, Haywood, Ian, Oliver, Susan & Sangster, Matthew (2014). The BARS Review. (44): British Association for Romantic Studies.
- Higgins, David, Valladares, Susan & Sangster, Matthew (2013). BARS Bulletin & Review. (42-43): British Association for Romantic Studies.
- Higgins, David, Valladares, Susan & Sangster, Matthew (2012). BARS Bulletin & Review. (41): British Association for Romantic Studies.
- Valladares, Susan (2019). Afro-Creole Revelry and Rebellion on the British Stage: Jonkanoo in Obi; or, Three-Fingered Jack (1800). The Review of English Studies 70(294): 291-311.
- Valladares, Susan (2013). ‘“An Introduction to the Literary Person[s]” of Anne Lister and the Ladies of Llangollen’. Literature Compass 10(4): 353-368.
- Valladares, Susan (2013). ‘“For the sake of illustrating principles” Wordsworth, the Convention of Cintra, and Satirical Prints’. European Romantic Review 24(5): 31–54.
- Valladares, Susan (2013). ‘Teaching Guide to Anne Lister and the Ladies of Llangollen’. Literature Compass 10(11): 869-870.
- Valladares, Susan (2012). ‘Walter Scott’s Vision of Don Roderick (1811): “A Drum and Trumpet Performance”?’. Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo 18: 107–126.
- Valladares, Susan (2008). ‘Romantic Englishwomen and “the Theatre of Glory” The Role of the Peninsular War in Forging British National Identity’. Moveable Type: Journal of the Graduate Society, Department of English, University College London (4): 105-120.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Valladares, Susan (2018). 'Resisting Slavery'.
- Valladares,Susan (2015). ‘A Tyrant at Covent Garden: 6 April 1815.’.
- Valladares, Susan (2015). ‘Five Questions: Susan Valladares on Staging the Peninsular War’.
- Valladares, Susan (2015). ‘Waterloo’s bicentenary and the Napoleonic Wars in Portugal and Spain – a guest post from Susan Valladares’.