Meet the academics and researchers working on the "Courtesy and Conduct" project.

Prof. Indira Ghose, Principal Investigator

Professor Indira Ghose (PhD Free University of Berlin) has been Chair of English Literature at the University of Fribourg since 2007. With longstanding interests in civility and courtesy literature, Professor Ghose is Principal Investigator of the 'Courtesy and Conduct' project.

Professor Ghose's publications include Women Travellers in Colonial India (Oxford University Press, 1998) and Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History (Manchester University Press, 2008). A monograph on Ben Jonson's theatrical engagement with courtesy is forthcoming. 

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A. Prof. Emma Depledge, Co-Investigator

Dr. Emma Depledge (PhD Geneva) is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Neuchâtel. Specialising in seventeenth and eighteenth-century British literature, her research interests include authorship studies, book and theatre history, and royalist writing.

Shakespeare's Rise to Cultural Prominence: Print, Politics and Alteration, 1642-1700 was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. Dr. Depledge is currently writing a book on the relationship between mock-heroic poetry and the London book trade from 1660-1740. 

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Dr. Erzsi Kukorelly, Senior Researcher

Dr. Erzsi (Elizabeth) Kukorelly (PhD Geneva) is chargée d’enseignement at the University of Geneva. Dr. Kukorelly's research interests include the early English novel, early eighteenth-century cultural studies (including gender, legal and conduct concerns), and interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies. 

Dr. Kukorelly's current research looks at eighteenth-century conduct books for young women, in particular from the perspective of reader reception. 

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Emma Rayner, Doctoral Researcher

Emma Rayner is a doctoral student at the University of Fribourg. She holds an MA in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Emma's research interests include seventeenth-century women's writing, gender studies, and the history of emotions. She has recently published article on Hester Pulter and John Webster in Studies in English Literature.