Dr Claire Hansen is a Lecturer in English and Writing within the College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University. She completed her PhD at the University of Sydney, where her research focused on the use of complexity theory in Shakespeare studies and in education.

Claire is a member of the Shakespeare Reloaded project, an ongoing collaborative project exploring innovative approaches to teaching and learning at secondary and tertiary institutions. She has worked with secondary educators in Sydney on novel approaches to Shakespeare pedagogy, and also manages the Shakespeare Reloaded website.

Her book, Shakespeare and Complexity Theory, was published by Routledge in 2017. Claire has also published on Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, education, early modern dance, and female characters in renaissance literature. 

Claire's interests include Shakespeare studies and early modern drama, ecocriticism, pedagogy, complexity theory, and the public value of the humanities. 

Current research

Claire's current research is centred on Shakespeare and place. She is also embarking on a new collaborative project exploring communities of practice in English education. 

  • CV4041: Introduction to Research Methodology (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • EL1008: Telling Tales: Approaches to Narrative (Level 1; TSV)
  • EL1009: Great Books: Epochs and Classics (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • EL2097: Remaking Shakespeare (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • Shakespeare studies; ecocriticism; ecofeminism; public value of the humanities; pedagogy; complexity theory
  • Pedagogical research interests - Approaches to teaching and learning Shakespeare in secondary and tertiary environments; complexity theory in education; ecocritical approaches to teaching
  • Shakespeare; early modern drama and literature; poetry; theatre; performance; ecocriticism; complexity theory; digital literature; narrative theory
  • 2012 to present - Researcher and Website Manager, Shakespeare Reloaded Project
  • 2012 to 2017 - Lecturer, Unit Coordinator, Tutor, University of Sydney
  • 2015 - Lecturer, University of Wollongong
  • 2015 - Unit Coordinator, University of New England
  • 2013 - Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, University of Sydney
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2014 - ANZAMEMS Postgraduate Bursary
  • 2014 - ANZSA Postgraduate Bursary
  • 2013 - University of Sydney Grants-in-Aid Scholarship
  • 2013 - Teaching Award - Dean's Citation for Excellence in Teaching in Tutorials (University of Sydney
  • 2013 - University of Otago Travel Bursary for Postgraduate Advanced Workshop on Interdisciplinarity
  • 2012 - Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (University of Sydney)
  • 2010 - Beauchamp Literary Prize for Best Literary Essay (University of Sydney)
  • 2009 - Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship
  • 2009 - University of Sydney Honours Scholarship
  • 2008 - NSW Journalists’ Prize for Australian Literature (University of Sydney)
  • 2010 to 2014 - Australian Postgraduate Award

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Poised to change: Examining Textual and Linguistic Changeability in Contemporary Fiction using a Complexity Framework (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • "The Faerie Queene": Moral Purposes, Creative Accidents (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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