DR David McInnis

DR David McInnis


  • Early modern drama (theatre history, lost plays)
  • Early modern literature (travel writing)
  • Shakespeare



  • David McInnis is the Gerry Higgins Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies in the English and Theatre Studies program. In 2016 he was jointly awarded the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ Max Crawford Medal (granted to early-career researchers for outstanding scholarly achievement in the humanities in Australia). He is author of Mind-Travelling and Voyage Drama in Early Modern England (Palgrave, 2013), co-editor (with Matthew Steggle) of Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England (Palgrave, 2014), and editor of Thomas Dekker's Old Fortunatus for the Revels Plays series (forthcoming). His essays have been published in Review of English Studies; Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England; SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900; Notes & Queries, and elsewhere. With Roslyn L. Knutson, he is founder and co-editor of the Lost Plays Database.

    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). Vice President, Executive Committee member and Bulletin Editor 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

  • Joint recipient of the 2016 Max Crawford Medal, 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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