Eoin is a Lecturer in English Literature specializing in early modern drama. He takes a broad interest in the subject but most of his research focuses on theatre history, playbook publication, and the politics of the canon. He is the author of ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ Playhouses in Renaissance England (Palgrave, 2015) and is currently co-editing English Renaissance Drama and the Politics of Domesticity for Manchester University Press. His plans for future work include another co-edited collection, Reprints and Revivals of Renaissance Drama, which emerges out of a Shakespeare Association of America seminar he co-organized in New Orleans in 2016. In 2017 he received Texas Collaborative Grant funding to work on this project at Texas A&M. He is also planning a revisionist account of Jacobean drama which challenges the entrenched association of Jacobean theatre and lurid violence, as well as several chapters and articles on topics such as boy company drama of the 1570s and 1580s, and the dangers of contextual reading in theatre history research.
Eoin is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He enjoys teaching across all levels of the undergraduate degree course and at postgraduate level. He convenes the first-year drama module The Stage Play World, the second-year module Contentious Shakespeare, and the third-year module Comedy in Renaissance England. At MA level, he offers a module on the stage and screen afterlife of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Eoin also supervises PhD students. He welcomes approaches from prospective PhD students interested in any of his research specialisms.
Eoin is the assistant Admissions Officer for the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing. He welcomes inquiries from prospective undergraduate students. He is also the Welsh Representative for the Society for Renaissance Studies, and sits on the Society’s council. Additionally, he serves as the theatre reviews editor for the Marlowe Society of America Newsletter. He is the lead organizer of the 2019 British Shakespeare Association annual conference, which Swansea University will host.
Eoin will be on research leave in TB2 of 2017/18.