Lecturer in Spanish
2008-present: DPhil in Spanish, Merton College.
2007-2008: MSt in Spanish, Merton College.
1997-2001: BA in Modern Languages (French and Spanish), Lady Margaret Hall.
Literature of the Spanish Golden Age (FHS Papers VII and X); Spanish language.
The literature of the Spanish Golden Age (broadly the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries) and, in particular, religious theatre. Roy is currently completing a critical edition of 'San Nicolás de Tolentino', a saint’s play by the period’s most prolific dramatist - Lope de Vega.
‘In praise of folly: re-considering the functions of Lope de Vega’s saint’s play graciosos’, in Bulletin of the Comediantes, Vol. 64, No. 1 (in press).
‘Performing political theory: Juan de Mariana’s ideal polity and Lope de Vega’s La vida de san Pedro Nolasco’, in On Wolves and Sheep, ed. by Aaron Kahn (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), pp. 93-112.
Review of Susan L. Fischer’s Reading Performance: Spanish Golden-Age Theatre and Shakespeare on the Modern Stage (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2009), in Hispanic Research Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4 (September 2010), pp. 378-379.
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