Doctoral Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies

The Geneva Doctoral Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies, now called the CUSO Doctoral Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (see, has been meeting on a fortnightly basis in term time since the academic year 2007-2008. It is convened by Professors Guillemette Bolens and Lukas Erne, and attended by English Department PhD students, post-docs, and staff in medieval and early modern. Past sessions have covered topics such as: beginning and organising doctoral research, using digital resources, planning and perfecting conference presentations, how to get work published, writing book reviews, and chairing conference panels. Other sessions have offered opportunities for the presentation of work-in-progress papers, or have been devoted to special topics in medieval and early modern English studies.

Scholars who have led workshops in the past include Irena Backus (University of Geneva), Ladina Bezzola (University of Basel), Margaret Bridges (University of Berne), Stewart Brookes (King’s College London), Patrick Cheney (Penn State University), Hugh Craig (University of Newcastle, Australia), Brian Cummings (University of Sussex), Kevin Curran (University of Lausanne), Elisabeth Dutton (University of Fribourg), Rachel Falconer (University of Lausanne), Neil Forsyth (University of Lausanne), Indira Ghose (University of Fribourg), Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex), Lorna Hutson (University of St. Andrews), Sarah Kelen (Nebraska Wesleyan University), Annette Kern-Stähler (University of Berne), David Matthews (University of Manchester), Robert Miola (Loyola University Maryland), Helen Moore (University of Oxford), Anthony Mortimer (University of Fribourg), Scott Newstok (Rhodes College), Stephen Orgel (Stanford University), Denis Renevey (University of Lausanne), Mauro Spicci (University of Milan), Kirsten Stirling (University of Lausanne), Margaret Tudeau-Clayton (University of Neuchâtel), Bart Van Es (University of Oxford), Greg Walker (University of Edinburgh), Daniel Wakelin (University of Oxford), and Richard Waswo (University of Geneva).

Interested PhD students from all CUSO and CUSO-affiliated universities are invited to attend and can have their travel expenses reimbursed. For more information, see the website of the CUSO doctoral programme in English (click here).