Katharine Cockin

Katharine Cockin
University of Essex · Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

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Introduction
I am currently working on the final two volumes of The Collected Letters of Ellen Terry (Routledge; Pickering & Chatto) and Searching for Theatrical Ancestors (Pen and Sword). I am Principal Investigator of several online resource projects funded by AHRC: AHRC Searching for Theatrical Ancestors 2015-17 www.ellenterryarchive.essex.ac.uk/star AHRC Shakespeare Train www.ellenterryarchive.essex.ac.uk/shakespeare AHRC Ellen Terry and Edith Craig Database 2006-08 www.ellenterryarchive.essex.ac.uk

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Edge of Darkness (1985) enables us to reconsider how we think about a specific region – the North of England – its construction in the phenomenon of the North–South divide in Britain in the 1980s and how the North of England has points of affiliation with organised labour and subaltern regions in a global context. The central protagonist, Craven, i...
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I was invited to write this guest blog essay on 'Dr Mary Murdoch (1864-1916) and the 'Heart of Hull' : Campaigning for Women's Suffrage, Education and Health Care', for the "Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation" project funded by the AHRC.
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Poster entitled ‘Museum/Memorial/Archive: Ephemera, Self-Effacement and Service in Theatrical Archives’ presented in absentia at The Power of the Metaphorical: Reflections and Diffractions in Archival Research symposium at the University of East London, one of three events organised by the Archive Project (Niamh Moore, Andrea Salter, Liz Stanley, M...
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An invited lecture entitled 'Dr Mary Murdoch (1864-1916)and the "Heart of Hull"' Campaigning for Women's Suffrage, Health and Education' for the Hull Branch of Amnesty International at the Hull History Centre
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An invited talk entitled 'Edith Craig, Eward Gordon Craig (and the Bach inheritance")' at the event to mark Craig 50 years after his death on July 29th 1966, Stevenage Arts Guild, in partnership with Stevenage Museum, supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, celebrate the life and work of the town’s ‘forgotten son’ who became a radical and visionar...
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This article examines Jeff Noon’s cyberpunk novel Pollen (1995), arguing for its innovative treatment of spatial and species identities. In addition to the challenging representations of gender and feminism identified by Val Gough, there are other kinds of decentering enacted, notably in the novel’s speculative treatment of “becoming plant” and the...
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When Oscar Wilde designated Ellen Terry ‘Our Lady of the Lyceum’ (Robertson, 1931: 149), the Marian terminology positioned the Lyceum Theatre itself as a sacred space or seat of worship. It was Henry Irving’s temple, with Bram Stoker as his trusted business manager, where he gained a reputation for playing both saints and sinners: the fiendish Meph...
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In Britain, the act that launched the militant campaign of the suffragettes in 1905 was the interruption of a political meeting in Manchester. The violent silencing and arrest of the women ensued. The women's suffrage campaigns in Britain became more vigorous in the early twentieth century. They frequently foregrounded the oppressive silencing of w...
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The north of England has been subjected to stereotype, misrepresentation and myth. Although this has been examined in various cultural forms,1 the Literary North of England has not hitherto been considered in any systematic way. In focusing on the Literary North, the essays in this collection examine the strategies and recurring motifs in literatur...
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Some of the problems in the cultural engagements with the North, which were live in the 1930s, are still prevalent eight decades later. The contention in George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) that the North is ‘a strange country’ (98) was reinforced in Red Riding (2009).1 Towards the end of the first episode of this television drama, one of...
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Contemporary fiction has to address all manner of uncertainties. Those brought about by scientific developments and related social changes are possibly most acute in novels which experiment with the new science of cloning and reproductive technologies. Here there is often an explicit exploration of what it means to be human. As Eva Sabine Zehelein’...
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The campaigns for women's enfranchisement in Britain have been associated with public spectacle, metropolitan activity and sensational acts of militant law-breaking. The circumstances of the development, adaptation and performance of Cicely Hamilton's play, A Pageant of Great Women, provide an insight into the dynamics of local suffrage activism. T...
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During the twentieth century, scientific advances, especially in the field of reproductive technologies, have fundamentally altered ideas about parenting, the family and what it means to be human. In the 1980s, the family became a significant site of political conflict in the UK when family values were defended and so-called pretended families were...
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CockinKatharine. Women and Theatre in the Age of Suffrage: The Pioneer Players, 1911–1925. New York: Palgrave. 2001. Pp. x, 239. $59.95. ISBN 0-333-68696-9. - Volume 34 Issue 3 - Claire Hirshfield

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Further research developed from my Oxford Dictionary of National Biography essay on Dr Mary Murdoch.