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Dr Stephen Watkins 

Postgraduate research student

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Dr Stephen Watkins is a Part-Time Tutor in English at the University of Southampton.

I completed my BA in English literature (First Class) at Southampton, and my MA in Renaissance literature, 1500-1700 (Distinction) at the University of York. I returned to Southampton in 2014 to take up an AHRC-funded PhD, through the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), on the seventeenth-century playwright Sir William Davenant. I am now a Lecturer in English at the University of Derby, but continue to teach at Southampton on a part-time basis.

You can follow Stephen on Twitter @DrSWatkins

Research interests

My research focuses primarily on English Renaissance and Restoration drama. My PhD thesis examined the later career of the seventeenth-century poet laureate and playwright, Sir William Davenant (1606­-68). I am currently researching the collaborative processes and networks through which Restoration dramas came to be realised in performance.

Stephen currently convenes the second- and third-year option module ‘Visions of Beowulf: New Encounters with Anglo-Saxon Culture’ (ENGL2073; ENGL3079).

Previously, he has taught on ‘Radical England: From Shakespeare to Milton’ (ENGL3058) and

Multimedia Old English: Song, Skin and Cyberspace’ (ENGL1085).

Dr Stephen Watkins
Dr Stephen Watkins
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
University of Southampton
Avenue Campus
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

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