Jane Francesca Wright

Jane Francesca Wright



College: College of Humanities

I am a first year PhD student and my research is Applying Shakespeare as Drama Therapy for Veterans and Serving Military Personnel with Combat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have a BA (Hons) in Literature (First Class) and a Masters with Merit in Shakespeare & Theatre from The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford upon Avon. My Masters dissertation subject was also Shakespeare and Combat PTSD.

I am especially interested in how and why military personnel resonate with Shakespeare.I should like to work with veterans and/or serving miltary personnel in the field of Applied Shakespeare as drama therapy.

I enjoy close textual analysis of Shakespeare's work, both in the context of my PhD research and for pure pleasure.

My other interests apart from Shakespeare are supporting West Ham United (I obviously enjoy tragedy in all its forms), the Works of Thomas Hardy, swimming, walking, reading and the theatre.