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Maria Shmygol

Maria Shmygol is a Research Fellow on ‘The Complete Works of John Marston’ project at the University of Leeds, where she is preparing old-spelling editions of Marston's poems and several of his plays. After completing an AHRC-funded doctorate at the University of Liverpool, Maria spent three years as a post-doctoral research associate on the ‘Early Modern German Shakespeare Project’ at the University of Geneva (, where she collaborated with Lukas Erne on an edition of Tito Andronico (1620), forthcoming with Arden Shakespeare in 2021. Maria’s research focuses on early modern drama, textual editing, book history, travel literature, as well as material and visual culture more broadly. Among her current projects is a monograph on Jacobean drama and the sea, and two editions of William Percy’s underwater play, The Aphrodysial (1602) for Digital Renaissance Editions and the Malone Society, respectively. Maria has held short-term fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Library of Congress, and has received scholarships and research funding from the Malone Society, Rare Book School (University of Virginia), the Société Acadèmique de Genève, and the Schmidheiny Foundation. She is a member of the Medieval and Early Modern Orients network (, and tweets @MariaShmygol.