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Douglas Clark

Douglas Clark specialises in sixteenth and seventeenth-century British literature, and has published widely on the prose, drama, and poetry of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. His research interests include book history, environmental writing, manuscript studies, moral philosophy, theatre history, the history of poetics, and theories of mind. His most recent article ‘The Will and Testament in English Renaissance Drama: Paper Props, Property, and Ulpian Fulwell's Like Will to Like’ is forthcoming with the journal Renaissance Drama. He is currently completing his first book, Performing the Will in English Renaissance Drama.

Douglas joined the Institute of English Studies at the University of Neuchâtel in 2021 as a Senior Research Assistant on the ‘Civility, Cultural Exchange, and Conduct Literature’ project. He received his BA, MLitt, and PhD from the University of Strathclyde and previously held teaching and research posts at University College Dublin, The University of Manchester, and The University of Exeter. He has recently been awarded fellowships at the John Rylands Research Institute and The Newberry Library, and has previously conducted research at The Huntington Library (San Marino, CA) and The Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC).                                                                                                                  

Forthcoming Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Douglas Clark, 'The Will and Testament in English Renaissance Drama: Paper Props, Property, and Ulpian Fulwell's Like Will to Like', Renaissance Drama 50, no.1 (2022).

Douglas Clark, 'John Donne and the Legacy of Early Modern Verse', Studies in Philology 120, no.2 (2023).

Douglas Clark, 'The Will and Transgression in English Renaissance Drama', Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Volume 36 (2023).