David Amelang is Assistant Professor in English Literature at the Department of English Studies of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His research focuses on the study of early modern drama, and more specifically on the comparison between the dramatic literature and theatrical cultures of Shakespearean England and Golden Age Spain. He is also a member of the Management Support Team of several projects spearheaded by MIAS, such as “Failure: Reversing the Genealogies of Unsuccess” and “y “América en Madrid”.
David holds a joint Ph.D. in Early Modern European Literature and History from the University of Kent and the Freie Universität Berlin supported through an Erasmus Mundus grant of the Text and Event in Early Modern Europe (TEEME) Programme. He has also worked as a HONORS post-graduate researcher and lecturer in English Literature and Cultural Studies at the Institut für Englische Philologie of the Freie Universität Berlin.
David is currently preparing a monograph titled Playgrounds: Urban Theatrical Culture in Shakespeare’s England and Golden Age Spain, which compares the dramatic cultures of early modern England and Spain in terms of infrastructures, physical arrangements, and production techniques, and explores the causes and consequences not just of the visible differences, but also of the remarkable similarities between the two theatre systems.