Littérature moderne (16e - 18e siècles)

Aleida AULD

Dr Aleida AULD


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Research Interests / Recherches

Aleida Auld holds degrees from the University of Geneva and the University of Washington. She recently completed her doctoral thesis entitled, ‘Reconfiguring Early Modern English Poetry in the Editorial Tradition: Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and Milton’, under the supervision of Professor Lukas Erne. In response to resistance to the editorial tradition in recent decades, she makes the case that the editorial tradition provides privileged access to the reception of authors and their works, informing our understanding of certain reconfigurations, and sometimes helping to produce them, between their time and our own. The thesis includes four case studies that involve: the place of the poems and Sonnets in Shakespeare’s authorship; the evolution of the biographical approach to Shakespeare’s Sonnets; the authorial relationship of Herbert and Donne in seventeenth-century publications, as well as in the context of more recent ‘metaphysical poetry’; and the pairing of Milton’s Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes.

Aleida also teaches undergraduate seminars on early modern English poetry and drama, such as ‘Jonson’s Plays and Poems’ (2018), ‘The Early Modern Minor Epic’ (2017), 'Milton’s Shorter Poems' (2016), and 'The Faerie Queene (1590)' (2015).  


‘Canon / Apocrypha’, in SHAKESPEARE / TEXT, ed. by Claire M. L. Bourne, Arden Shakespeare Intersections (forthcoming)

‘Gendered Secrecy in Shakespeare’s Lucrece’, Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL), vol. 37

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

Oral contributions to recent conferences and workshops

‘Collecting Shakespeare in Poems on Affairs of State (1707)’, Shakespeare Association of America conference, Washington, U.S.A., 17-20 April 2019. Part of the working research seminar, ‘Collecting Shakespeare’, led by Aaron T. Pratt.

‘The Genre of Shakespeare’s Sonnets’, University of Exeter, 1 Nov. 2018. An academic exchange between the Universities of Geneva and Exeter.

‘Bibliographic Controversy and Milton’s Paired Poems’, CUSO Doctoral Workshop in English Language and Literature, University of Fribourg, 6 Oct. 2018. A one-day workshop with John Garrison.

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

‘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 

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 bursaries
--Shakespeare Association of America, SAA, April 2019.
--Secrecy and Surveillance in Medieval and Early Modern England, SAMEMES Conf., Sept. 2018.

Travel Award, Swiss Association of University Teachers of English
--To attend Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Apr. 2019
--To attend Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Aug. 2018

Littérature moderne (16e - 18e siècles)