About The Author

Jem Bloomfield is an academic, playwright and critic.  On a good day.  Other days he’s just a guy with a corduroy jacket and a pile of books on the floor.  His past research includes a doctorate on the production history of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi and his past plays include Bewick Gaudy, which won the Cameron Mackintosh Award for New Writing.  (The flyers for that play make terrific coasters.  Really, they do.)  He also writes for California Literary Review, Strand Magazine and Mystery Scene.  A couple of years ago he reached that defining epoch of his life where he can reply “Excuse me, young man, but it’s Dr. Jackass, if you don’t mind.”

You can find him on twitter @jembloomfield




“Moving and Jacobean Images: Film as Metaphor and Parallel in Discussions of Early Modern Drama”, Shakespeare Bulletin, 2014

‘‘So pure and rational an attachment’: Isabella Glyn’s Performance of Social and Sexual Risk at Sadler’s Wells’, Victorian Network, Summer 2013

‘Two Jacobean Malfis: Controversy and Reception in 1892 and 2010’, Shakespeare Bulletin, Spring 2013

‘Ben Jonson’, The Year’s Work in English Studies, Spring 2013

‘”The Shame of this Pacific Reign”: Engagement with the Past in Domestic Tragedy during the 1730s.’ Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research 25:1, Summer 2011


Who is Duchess of Malfi Still: The Many Afterlives of Webster’s Play (in preparation)

Idols of the Book: Shakespeare and the Bible in Reception and Use (in preparation)

1 thought on “About The Author”

  1. Splendid intro, Dr. J!

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