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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 studies literary canonization 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 eighteenth century. It is her hope that a historical, material study of canonization will illuminate our approaches to these poets and their poems in our times, and lead us to reflect on the ways of valuing literature more generally.
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).
‘La Reine des Fées (1590)’ [‘The Faerie Queene’], in exhibition catalogue Le livre et le jardin, curated by Prof. Michael Jakob, Bodmer Museum (Cologny, Switzerland, 2018) (forthcoming)
Oral contributions to recent conferences and workshops
‘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
‘The Canonization of Shakespeare’s Poems in the Early Eighteenth Century’, CUSO Doctoral Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies, Univ. of Geneva, 12 Oct. 2016
‘Reimagining Shakespeare as Poet-Playwright in the Early Eighteenth Century’, CUSO Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Literature Travelling Seminar, Univ. of Fribourg, 24 Sept. 2016