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Dr Iman Sheeha

Dr Iman Sheeha
Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature

Gaskell Building 141


I joined Brunel English in 2018 as Lecturer in English (Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature).

I am currently completing a book on domestic servants in early modern domestic tragedies for Routledge.

I am also completing an edited collection of essays titled Domestic Drama and Early Modern Political Culture (Manchester University Press, 2019).

Current projects:

'Demonising the Gossip in A Warning for Fair Women (1599)' Forthcoming in Early Theatre 2019

Co-edited (with Rob Daniel) special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies on the topic of liminal domestic spaces in early modern English culture and literature (forthcoming, 2019).

Forthcoming Talks

'Too Familiar: Servants' Overfamiliarity in Othello' , London Shakespeare Seminar, King's College London, 11 February, 2019.

'Serving the Violent Household', London Renaissance Seminar, Birkbeck University of London, May, 2019.

'Othello and A Woman Killed with Kindness' , Early Modern Literary Studies Conference, Durham University, July, 2019.

Plenary Lecture

'Shakespeare's Servants' at The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (BritGrad 2019), June, 2019.

Public Engagement

In 2019, I was selected as one of the ‘Youths That Thunder’ at Shakespeare’s Globe. I was invited to present my research at the Globe Theatre as part of an annual event that introduces younger scholars to the general public. The date of my lecture is 12th November, 2019.


PhD (University of Warwick)

MA (University of Warwick)

Newest selected publications

Sheeha, I. (2019) '‘Mistress, look out at window:’ Women, Servants and Liminal Domestic Spaces on the Early Modern Stage'. Early Modern Literary Studies. ISSN: 1201-2459

Journal article

Sheeha, I. (2019) 'Devotional Identity and the Mother’s Legacy in A Warning for Fair Women (1599)', in Daniel, R. and Clarke, E. (eds.) People and Piety: Devotional Writing in Print and Manuscript in Early Modern England (Manchester University Press, 2019).. Manchester University Press.

Book chapter

Sheeha, I. (2018) '“Her ladyship’s foolish”: The servant’s disobedience in John Webster’s The White Devil'. ANQ - Quarterly Journal of Short Articles Notes and Reviews, 31 (3). pp. 182 - 190. ISSN: 0895-769X Open Access Link

Journal article

Sheeha, I. (2017) '‘I haue paid the Duty to the Sonne, which I haue vowed to the Father’: Serving the Father in John Ford’s ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore'. Early Modern Literary Studies, 26 (Special Issue). ISSN: 1201-2459 Open Access Link

Journal article
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