Staff profile

Mary McNally

Senior Lecturer in English and Joint Level Four SH/JHS Personal Tutor (with Aled Williams)

Mary McNally


English, Creative Writing and Publishing


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences



Research centre

Identity, Culture and Representation Research Centre


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in English and Joint Level Four Personal Tutor with my colleague, Aled Williams.

Teaching responsibilities

My main research and teaching interests are:

  • Shakespeare Today
  • 16th and 17th Century Literature modules (Early Modern Words/Early Modern Worlds; Transgression and Restoration)
  • Mutants and Monsters: Fantasy Literature
  • Critical Theory II
  • Gender and Identity in Contemporary Literature
  • Literature and Society: The English Conference Module
  • Independent Study


Professional interests

I am interested in:

Research interests

Early Modern Women's Writing, especially royal and noble coteries and the development from Catholicism to Protestantism; female spiritual autobiographies.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a:


Recent conferences

International experience

Teaching in France and China.

Additional interests and activities

#DigiShakes400 - with colleagues from the 1623 Theatre Company, QUAD, Derby; RSC; Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. November 2017.