Dr Carter teaches predominantly in Renaissance and early modern literature. She is Module Leader for Early Modern Poetry and Prose (Level 3) and teaches on the module Renaissance Literature (Level 2). She also teaches on Reading Gender and Sexuality (Level 3) and Foundations of Literary Studies (Level 1), supervises dissertations on early modern topics (Level 3), and teaches sessions on the English MRes on Queer Theory and Materialist Feminism.
Dr Carter previously taught early modern literature at:
- The University of Sheffield
- The University of Hull
- The University of Leicester
- The University of Loughborough
After her PhD, Dr Carter was the Royal Shakespeare Company Research Fellow, working on the RSC Complete Works project.
Dr Carter's research interests include:
- The reception of Ovid in the early modern period
- Classical mythology
- Gender and sexuality
- Shakespearean critical history
- Revenge tragedy
Dr Carter’s previous research involved the exploration of the reception of Ovid in the period and gender theory, which resulted in several articles and a recently published monograph, Ovidian Myth and Sexual Deviance in Early Modern English Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). This book analyses the cultural presence of particular myths involving ideologically deviant sexual behaviour, including sexual violence, homosexuality, hermaphroditism and incest, and explores how classical mythology facilitated an engagement with and reproduction of such behaviours in the literature of the period.
As a result of her earlier research on the intertextual use of classical mythology, Dr Carter is currently working on the application of structuralist and post-structuralist theories of intertextuality to early modern literature’s use of classical narratives, as well as articles in other areas including the reception of Ovid by female writers.
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist, and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.
Dr Carter is a Reader for Early Modern Literary Studies.
- Ovidian Myth and Sexual Deviance in Early Modern English Literature. Carter S, Ovidian, 2011, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
Articles / Chapters
- ‘Early modern intertextuality: classical myth, narrative systems, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Carter S, Literature Compass, 2016, 13 (2), 47-57
- '“With kissing him I should have killed him first;” Death in Ovid and Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis'. Carter S, Early Modern Literary Studies, Special Issue 24: Readings of Love and Death, 2015
- '“Not [...] perfect boy nor perfect wench”: Ovid's Hermaphroditus and the Early Modern Hermaphrodite'. Carter S in (eds) Kennedy D and Hardwick P, The Survival of Myth: Innovation, Singularity and Alterity, 2010, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing
- 'Titus Andronicus and Myths of Maternal Revenge'. Carter S, Cahiers Élisabéthains, 2010, 77
- 'From the ridiculous to the sublime: Ovidian and Neoplatonic registers in A Midsummer Night's Dream' Carter S, EMLS, 2006, 12 (1)
Educational / Reference Materials
- ‘Adonis’, ‘Venus and Adonis’, 'Tereus'. Carter S, entry in (ed) Peyré Y, A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Classical Mythology (www.shakmyth.org), 2013
Dr Carter can comment on Shakespeare, the early modern period, Ovid in the Renaissance, witchcraft, and gender and sexuality.