Dr. Jade Standing

Jade studied at Royal Holloway, University of London (BA), King’s College London (MA) and the University of British Columbia (PhD). From 2019-2021 she taught academic writing at UBC. She has been teaching at Corpus Christi and St. Mark’s Colleges since 2017.



Teaching and Research

Jade teaches “English Literature to 1750,” “Bard on the Beach: An Introduction to Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance” and “Introduction to Literary Genres,” among other courses at Corpus Christi.

Her primary interests lie in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, particularly Shakespeare and drama. Her work examines the intersection of theology, law and literature in early modern culture, the reception of Shakespeare on the London stage, and the history of ideas.

Tangentially, she also researches bees in literature and has lectured on apian symbolism and mythology, and environmentalist politics of beekeeping.

She is currently revising a book manuscript, The Play of Conscience in Shakespeare’s England, and working on a new research project about networks of performance and action in Shakespeare’s plays.

Selected Publications

“Conscience-Caught: Historicizing the Religious and Legal Traditions of Conscience in Hamlet.” Shakespeare Quarterly. 10 Jan 2022. Accepted/In press. 30 p.

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