Vanessa Lim

PhD Student in the School of History

Thesis title: Shakespeare's Strategies of Deliberation


Supervisor: Professor Quentin Skinner

Secondary supervisor: David Colclough (School of English and Drama)

My doctoral thesis explores classical and early modern ideas of rhetorical deliberation and argues that they constitute an important context for understanding some of Shakespeare's poetry and plays. My broader research interests include the concept of 'deliberation' as a mental and political process, the history of early modern political thought, and classical rhetoric in the Renaissance.