Littérature moderne (16e - 18e siècles)

Aleida AULD

Mme Aleida AULD


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Research Interests / Recherches

Aleida Auld holds a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Geneva and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington (Seattle, USA). She is working on a PhD thesis entitled, ‘The Canonization of Early Modern Poets: Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne, and Herbert’, under the supervision of Professor Lukas Erne. Her project examines the canonization of literature from a material perspective by looking at books that feature poems or excerpts of poems by William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, John Donne, and George Herbert in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. She pays heightened attention to genre – a key factor in canon formation – as it is reinterpreted and materially embedded, and considers how these changes impact a poet or poem’s canonical status.      

Alongside her PhD, Aleida teaches undergraduate seminars on early modern English poetry and drama. Some of her seminars include ‘The Early Modern Minor Epic’ (2017), 'Milton’s Shorter Poems' (2016), 'The Faerie Queene (1590)' (2015).    

Short publications

‘The Faerie Queene’, in exhibition catalogue Des jardins & des livres, Fondation Martin Bodmer (Cologny, Switzerland, 2018) [in French]

Oral contributions to recent conferences and workshops

‘Gendered Secrecy in Shakespeare’s Lucrece’,  SAMEMES conference, University of Bern, 13-14 Sept. 2018 (upcoming)

‘Herbert, Hymns, and Metaphysical Poetry’, The London Shakespeare Centre & Shakespeare’s Globe Inaugural Graduate Conference, King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe, 23-24 February 2018

‘Donne’s Satires and the Rise of Metaphysical Poetry’, Early Modern Graduate Forum, Univ. of Oxford, 28 Nov. 2017 

‘The Genre of Shakespeare’s Sonnets in the Early Eighteenth Century’, CUSO Medieval and Early Modern Studies Travelling Seminar, Univ. of Fribourg, 6 May 2017

‘Canonical Change and the Material Text’, SAUTE doctoral workshop, Univ. of Neuchâtel, 30 April 2017

‘Canonizing Shakespeare’s Sonnets in the Early Eighteenth Century’, SAUTE conference, Univ. of Neuchâtel, 28-29 April 2017

Research scholarships and awards

Doc.Mobility fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation, Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018.
Awarded to fund twelve months of research, divided between the Bodleian Library at Oxford and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Beneficiary of accord de collaboration, St. John’s College (Oxford) and Univ. of Geneva, academic year 2017-18.
Granted annually to one student at the Univ. of Geneva to facilitate research at Oxford.

PhD bursary, Secrecy and Surveillance in Medieval and Early Modern England, SAMEMES Conf., Sept. 2018.

Travel Award, Swiss Association of University Teachers of English, Aug. 2018.
To attend Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Littérature moderne (16e - 18e siècles)