DR David McInnis

DR David McInnis


  • Early modern drama (Theatre history, lost plays, textual editing)
  • Shakespeare



  • David McInnis is a Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is author of Mind-Travelling and Voyage Drama in Early Modern England (Palgrave, 2013), editor of Dekker’s Old Fortunatus for the Revels Plays series (Manchester UP, 2019), and is finalising a monograph on Shakespeare and lost plays. With Roslyn L. Knutson and Matthew Steggle, he is founder and co-editor of the Lost Plays Database. He has also edited a number of books, including Lost Plays in Shakespeare’s England (Palgrave, 2014; co-edited with Steggle) and a sequel volume, Loss and the Literary Culture of Shakespeare’s Time (Palgrave 2019; co-edited with Knutson and Steggle); Travel and Drama in Early Modern England: The Journeying Play (Cambridge UP, 2018; co-edited with Claire Jowitt); and Tamburlaine: A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides, 2020). In 2016 he was jointly awarded the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ Max Crawford Medal (granted to Australian early-career researchers for outstanding scholarly achievement in the humanities). His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC, and elsewhere.

    For up to date details, please click here: David McInnis CV   


Member of

  • Malone Society. Treasurer and Council member 2012 -
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography. Australian Affiliate 2012 -
  • Shakespeare Association of America (SAA). Member 2009 -
  • Marlowe Society of America (MSA). Secretary and Executive Committee member; Roma Gill Prize Committee member 2008 -
  • Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA). Executive Committee member, Bulletin Editor, and former Vice President 2006 -
  • International Shakespeare Association (ISA). Member 2006 - 2011


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Short-Term Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington DC), 2011.
    Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) Research Travel Grant, 2012   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2011
  • MA, University of Toronto 2007
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 2006
  • BCom, University of Melbourne 2006

Awards and honors

  • Barbara Falk Award for Teaching Excellence (2019), University of Melbourne, 2019
  • University Award for Excellence in Engagement – Public Value (2017), University of Melbourne, 2017
  • Max Crawford Medal (2016) (Australia's most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities), The Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2016


Available for supervision

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