E. Rose Grant

PhD Candidate


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Early Modern Literature
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • Linguistic Approaches to Literary Study


My research interests include Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Linguistic Approaches to Literary Study. My Master’s research at McGill University focused on female leadership in Shakespeare’s plays and how these fictional monarch characters influence society’s conception of female leaders such as Elizabeth I and Hillary Rodham Clinton. My SSHRC-funded doctoral research explores sexual consent in Early Modern drama and contemporary theatrical and cinematic adaptations.

List of Publications


  • Grant, Erin. “Playing the Queen Then and Now: An Interpretation of Shakespeare’s Female Leaders.” Master’s Thesis. McGill University. Supervisor, Wes Folkerth. July 14, 2019, 113 pages.
  • Grant, Erin. “Flawed Kings in Shakespeare’s Courtship Scenes.” Bachelor’s Honours Thesis. McGill University. Supervisor, Wes Folkerth. April 15, 2017, 36 pages. 


MA, McGill University
BA Honours, McGill University