Emma Kennedy


Dr Emma Kennedy received her PhD from the University of York (UK) in 2014. Entitled Texts, Contexts and Intertexts of the London Lord Mayors’ Shows, 1614-1619, the PhD used close readings of Show texts to examine authorial techniques and occasionality within six London Lord Mayors’ Shows, arguing that both Anthony Munday and Thomas Middleton used the Shows’ texts to innovate in a variety of fields, including the relationship between performance and print. She taught Renaissance Literature at the University of York from 2013-2015. Since then, Emma has worked in educational/faculty development at Queen Mary University of London and at the University of Greenwich, where she is currently a Lecturer in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. Her current research projects include academic faculty’s views on, and experience of, credit-bearing educational development programmes, as well as the experience of Black and Ethnic Minority students at a London medical school. Her publications include #HEBlogSwap – Sharing Practice and Building Community in Cyberspace and Present mysteries, removed occasions? Idealised magnificence and political pragmatism in Ben Jonson’s The Golden Age Restored.