Lucy Potter

Dr Lucy Potter

Associate Professor

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My main research interest is Early Modern English drama, in particular the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporary, Christopher Marlowe. My main focus is on the ways in which these plays interact with and develop Classical ideas about tragedy, notably Aristotle's concept of catharsis, and engage with Virgil's Aeneid. I coordinate the following courses for the Department of English and Creative Writing:
Shakespeare (level 1)
Tragedy (level 2)
Old Texts Made New: Literary Imitation and Allusion (level 3)
I am also interested in professional/business writing, and am a writing consultant for government departments and private businesses. I am also a specialist ESL educator. My teaching excellence has been recognised by 7 awards, including an OLT citation equivalent (Carrick), the Vice Chancellor's Award and the Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and numerous Faculty awards for teaching excellence. I was a joint winner of the 2017 Calvin and Rose G Hoffman Prize for a prestigious scholarly essay on Christopher Marlowe.

Lucy Potter's main research area is Early Modern English drama, in particular the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporary, Christopher Marlowe. Her focus is very much on the ways in which these plays interact with and develop classical ideas about tragedy, especially Aristotle's concept of catharsis, and are influenced by Virgil's Aeneid. Lucy is also interested in professional/business writing, and is a communication consultant for government departments and private businesses. She is also a specialist ESL educator.

Lucy coordinates and teaches the following undergraduate courses for the Department of English and Creative Writing: Shakespeare (level 1); Tragedy (level 2); Old Texts Made New: Literary Imitation and Allusion (level 3). Lucy's teaching excellence has been recognised by numerous faculty and university awards, including the Vice Chancellor's and the Stephen Cole awards for excellence in teaching, and a prestigious national award for 'outstanding modelling of both effective, student-centred learning and dynamic leadership in the discipline of English'.

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor A Literary Study of Classical Influences on Milton's Theodicy in Paradise Lost Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Darryl Do
    2019 Co-Supervisor Effect of Renaissance Stage on Perceptions of English Monarchy 1550 - 1649 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Anthony John Kulas
    2019 Co-Supervisor Re-writing the witch: female magic and feminist identity in children's and young adult literature Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Brydie Kosmina
    2019 Co-Supervisor Lee Maracle's Celia's Song & Alexis Wright's Carpentaria: Reading Between Indigenous Authors' Representations of the Dead, the Alive, and the Barely Surviving Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Laura Rose Hamilton
    2017 Principal Supervisor Postmodern Homer: Receptions of the Iliad and the Odyssey in the 21st Century Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Patrick James Moritz
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor An Algorithmic Criticism of Audience Manipulation in Christopher Marlowe's The Massacre at Paris Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Galen Mereki Cuthbertson
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Bodies and Becomings: Human and Animal Encounters in Early Modern English Literature Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Shannon Raha Lambert
    2013 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Shakespeare and Christian Hermetism: religio mentis a Study of Esoteric Thought in Four Plays Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Jane Nelson
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Looking Without Knowing: Ranciere, Aristotle, and Spectating in the Representative Regime Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Angus Love
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Sacrifice in Suburbia: American Novels as Troubled Tragedies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Carly Osborn
    2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor What Doctrine call you this? An Inquiry into Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus and Hermetic Thought 1583-1593 Master of Arts Master Part Time Mrs Jane Nelson
    2008 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Exchanging Flesh: Prostitution and Plastic Surgery in Seventeenth-Century England Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Emily Cock
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  • Industry Partnerships

    Date Engagement Type Partner Name
    2015 - ongoing Consultant Principals Australia Institute
    2013 - ongoing Consultant The Legal Practitioners Conduct Board (South Australia)
    2010 - ongoing Consultant The National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83134685
  • Email: lucy.potter@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4341
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 6
  • Room: 6 12
  • Org Unit: English and Creative Writing

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