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Dr Sally  Barnden
Dr Barnden

Dr Sally Barnden

  • Academics

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • Arts
  • Culture
  • Literature
  • Creative


Dr Sally Barnden received her first degree in English Literature from the University of York in 2010, before joining King’s for the MA in Early Modern Literature (Text and Transmission) and subsequently a PhD in English Literature, funded by the AHRC. She has taught at Queen Mary University, Brunel University, and Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2018 she re-joined King’s as a postdoctoral research associate on the AHRC-funded project ‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collection.’

Research Interests and PhD supervision 

• Early modern drama

• The afterlives of Shakespeare’s works

• Literature and visual culture

• Media history


Sally teaches on early modern literature at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Expertise and public engagement

Sally’s research formed the basis for the ‘Still Shakespeare’ project, which produced five short experimental animated films as part of ‘Shakespeare400’ in 2016.

Latest publications

Still Shakespeare and the Photography of Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

• ‘Agincourt, Waterloo, Normandy: Screening Henry V and Re-organising British History for the Royal Family,’ Shakespeare Bulletin (forthcoming)

Photographing Titus Andronicus: Textual Fidelity, Spectacle, and the Performance Tradition, Theatre Journal, 2017

Site-specificity, Archaeology, and the Empty Space at the Contemporary Rose Playhouse, Shakespeare Bulletin, 2017