Jim Porteous



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: English
Department: English, Humanities
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Early Modern Studies

After a professional career in secondary education English, school leadership and 14-19 collaborative work in Bristol, Hertfordshire and London, I completed my MA at Exeter in 2015.  I am now researching representations of London in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean dramas, with a focus on Westward Ho, Eastward Ho, Northward Ho and The Isle of Gulls.  I am particularly interested in  metatheatricality - London as Theatreland - and, via de Certeau, Tom Ingold and others, at the psychogeography of the movements and tours staged and explored in the dramas.