Kevin Curran is Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Lausanne, General Editor of the book series “Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy,” and President of the Lausanne Shakespeare Festival. He is the author of Shakespeare’s Legal Ecologies (Northwestern, 2017) and Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court (Ashgate, 2009) and editor of Renaissance Personhood (Edinburgh, 2020), Shakespeare and Judgment (Edinburgh, 2016), and (with James Kearney) a special issue of Criticism on “Shakespeare and Phenomenology” (2012). In 2017, Curran was named Distinguished International Visiting Fellow at the Center for the History of Emotions in Australia. As the Director of the SNFS project “Theater and Judgment in Early Modern England,” he is completing a book entitled Shakespeare’s Theater of Judgment: Seven Keywords. 

Patrick Durdel is a PhD student in the SNSF project “Theater and Judgment in Early Modern England” at the University of Lausanne. He received his BA (2015) and MA (2018) from the Free University Berlin and was a DAAD-funded visiting student at Harvard University in the academic year 2016-17. He co-edited the volume Literary Theory after 2001 (Matthes & Seitz Berlin, 2020), for which he also co-authored the introduction and articles on “Form”, “Environment”, and “Borders”. As an assistant lecturer at Free University Berlin (2020-21), he taught courses on “Dramatic Form(s)” and “Romeo & Juliet from Luigi Da Porto to Baz Luhrman”. At the University of Lausanne, Patrick Durdel is working on a PhD project on “Theories and Practices of Judgment in Tudor Drama”.

Céline Magada is a PhD student in Early Modern English at the University of Lausanne. There, she first completed her BA in English and Italian (2018) and then her MA in English, Italian and with a specialisation in “History of the book and critical editing of texts” (2021). In 2019, she went to study for a semester at Trinity College Dublin where she worked with early printed books from the Pollard Collection of Children’s Books. She actively participates in the organisation of the Lausanne Shakespeare Festival as production assistant, artist hospitality, ticket office and communication and press manager. In the SNFS project “Theater and Judgment in Early Modern England”, Céline focuses on printed drama and the culture of judgement in Early Modern England.