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Claudia Ludwig

Doctoral Candidate

Current Research Interests:

  • Early modern children’s theatre companies and the plays they performed
  • The influence of classical literature upon Shakespeare’s poems and plays
  • Representations of gender and sexuality in the revenge tragedy genre


  • Vanderbilt University, Currently enrolled in the English PhD Program
  • King’s College London, Master of Arts in Shakespeare Studies, January 2014
  • University of Toronto, Honors Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in English and Classical Civilizations, June 2012

Professional Honors:

  • Participant in “A Folger Introduction to Research Methods and Agendas” and recipient of a grant-in-aid from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Spring 2015

Recent and Current Positions:

  • English Graduate Student Association Representative to the Graduate Student Council, Fall 2015 - 
  • English Graduate Student Association Co-Social Chair, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015


  • “Resurrecting Ophelia: Bringing Ophelia Back to Life in Young Adult Adaptations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet,” 25th Annual International Comparative Literature Conference at the University of Toronto, March 2015

Current Course:

  • ENGL 1230W, Literature and Analytical Thinking: "Gender & Sexuality in Gothic Literature"