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School of History

Vanessa Lim

Research Topic: Shakespeare's Strategies of Deliberation


Supervisor: Professor Quentin Skinner

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.