We are delighted to announce that Edel Semple will be joining us as a contributor to the blog. Edel is Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at University College Cork. Her IRC-funded PhD investigated early modern representations of whoredom and she is currently working on a series of articles arising out of this research. She is also the co-editor of a collection of critical essays, Staged Transgression in Shakespeare’s England, published by Palgrave in 2013. A warm welcome to our Cork correspondent!