Eoin arrived at Swansea from The Shakespeare Institute, where he completed a PhD on the politics of privacy and the public plays of Renaissance England and taught postgraduate distance-learning students.
Eoin has two main areas on research interest, both relating to Renaissance drama. He works on the intersections of politics, theatre, text and performance, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and on the afterlife these plays have in the twenty-first century. In both his teaching and research he likes to challenge the cultural centrality of Shakespeare by attending to the wider Renaissance dramatic corpus.
His work on politics, culture, and theatre history has resulted in publications for The Map of Early Modern London and forthcoming work in Literature Compass, and he has a book, 'Public' and 'Private' Playhouses in Renaissance England: The Politics of Publication, emanating from his thesis, under contract with Palgrave. He is also a contributor to The Year’s Work in English Studies, reviewing editions and textual scholarship of non-Shakespearean Renaissance plays. He regularly reviews theatre for a range of journals including Shakespeare, Shakespeare Bulletin, and Reviewing Shakespeare and he serves as the UK Theatre Reviews editor for the Marlowe Society of America Newsletter.
He is currently working on a range of subjects including essays on disguised ruler drama, the politics of gardening, and a co-edited collection on drama, domesticity and political culture in early modern England. In 2016 he will co-chair a seminar on 'Reprints and Revivals' at the Shakespeare Association of America in New Orleans.
At Swansea he mostly teaches drama. In 2015/16 he will convene the first year module 'The Stage Play World', the second year module 'Shakespeare: Page, Stage, Screen', and the third year module '"Love, and a bit with a dog": Comedy in Renaissance England', although he also teaches on other subjects both inside and outside the Renaissance.