Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies

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Prof Margaret Healy

Post:Co-Director (Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies)
Other posts:Professor of Literature and Culture (English, School of English)
Location:ARTS B B233

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678992
International:+44 1273 678992

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I studied at London University receiving a BA in English from Queen Mary College, an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck College, and a PhD from University College London (1995). Prior to this I had an extensive career in hosital and community health care. I arrived at the University of Sussex in 1998 following a brief period at the Open University where I was part of a team writing new Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies courses. I was attracted to the interdisciplinary character of the teaching at both these universities. As Reader in English at Sussex I teach undergraduate courses on Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, genre, representation and the body, Renaissance drama, and the postgraduate MA course The Renaissance Body in the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Sussex. I also convene the Masters programme, Early Modern Literature and Culture. Since 2008 I have been Associate Editor of the journal Medical Humanities (BMJ), a role which brings together my two careers in health, and in teaching and writing about literature.


Professor of Literature and Culture and Director of Research, School of English