Honor Grace Jackson


Honor Jackson is a doctoral candidate working towards her PhD entitled ‘Gender, Politics and the Utopian Impulse in Late Seventeenth-Century English Literature’ which investigates how the genre of utopia developed in relation to the political and social turbulence of the period of 1642 – 1688. Her research interests include:

  • Early modern drama, poetry and prose
  • William Shakespeare
  • The British Civil Wars / The Wars of the Three Kingdoms
  • Interregnum and restoration politics
  • Seventeenth-century cultures of knowledge and science
  • Utopia and dystopia
  • Gender and feminism
  • Book history / Bibliography



2018 – PhD in Early Modern English Literature, University of Neuchâtel

2015 – Mlitt in Women, Writing and Gender, University of St Andrews (Distinction)

2014 – BA in English, University of Leicester (First Class)


Teaching Activities

2018 – Present: ‘Introduction to Literature in English: Workshop’ (Teaching essay writing and

composition as well as the following subjects / texts: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, short stories, essays and speeches, English and American poetry, critical theory), University of Neuchâtel

March 2023: Guest seminar ‘Women and Early Modern Utopian Fiction’ for the upcoming

‘18th Century Utopias’ series, University of Geneva

November 2022: ‘Utopia and the Female Body’, for the ‘Early Modern Utopia’ lecture series,

University of Fribourg

April 2022: Guest seminar, ‘Gender and Genre in Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World’ for the

‘Representing Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Women: Poetry, Drama, Prose’ series, University of Neuchâtel

December 2019: Guest lecture ‘Rewriting Fairy Tales – The Development of Little Red Riding

Hood’, for the ‘Introduction to Literature in English’ lecture series, University of Neuchâtel


MA Thesis Supervision

Nov 2021 – August 2022, co-supervisor, and expert examiner with Dr. Emma Depledge for a

thesis entitled ‘The Socio-Constructionist Ecofeminism of Margaret Atwood’s The

Handmaid’s Tale (1985) and The Testaments (2019)’, by Audrey Fleury

Nov 2021 – March 2022, member of advisory panel providing feedback for MA thesis projects,

Research Colloquium, University of Neuchâtel


Prizes, Awards, Fellowships

May 2020 – Doc.Mobility Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation

September 2015 – Dean’s List for Academic Excellence, University of St Andrews



‘Eve, Dryden’s The State of Innocence and the Afterlife of Paradise Lost’, Swiss Papers in English

Language and Literature. (Forthcoming), Spring 2023

‘Utopia and the New Science’. Routledge Encyclopedia of the Renaissance World. (Forthcoming), Spring


‘Gender and foreignness in William Davenant’s The Siege of Rhodes Parts One and Two (1656

1663)’. Cahiers Élisabéthains, (October 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/01847678221130996.          

‘Politics, Parody and Patriarchy: Adapting Utopia in John Dryden and William Davenant’s The

Tempest or The Enchanted Island (1667)’. Shakespeare Jahrbuch, 158 (April 2022). 84-98.

Review: ‘World-Making Renaissance Women: Rethinking Early Modern Women’s Place in

Literature and Culture, ed. by Pamela S. Hammons and Brandie R. Siegfried (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2022)’. English Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2022.2057037.



For a full list of Honor Jackson’s further training, contributions to conferences, organisational memberships and other activities please see the attached CV.