M. Tudeau-Clayton (Professor emeritus)

An undergraduate and graduate of King's College, Cambridge, Margaret Tudeau-Clayton taught English Literature at the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne and Zürich before coming to Neuchâtel. In addition to publishing articles on English Renaissance Literature, especially Shakespeare, she has co-edited a collection of essays on the work of Sir Frank Kermode, who was her thesis director. Her first book, Jonson, Shakespeare and Early Modern Virgil, which is based on her thesis, was first published by Cambridge University Press in 1998 and reissued as a paperback in 2006. She has  co-edited two  other collections entitled Textures of Renaissance Knowledge (2003) and This England, That Shakespeare (2010). Currently she is writing a book on the ideology of Shakespeare's linguistic practices, entitled Shakespeare's Englishes. Her other main field of research is women's writing in all genres and periods. A long essay on Virginia Woolf was published in a recent issue of Comparative Critical Studies. As from January 1 2011 she is president of the CUSO committee for the doctoral programme in English studies.

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