Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

Office: MHRA 3322

PhD University of North Carolina Greensboro
M-Litt. Mary Baldwin College
BA University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Research Interests
Dr. Carter researches Renaissance-era sword combat in stage productions. He is currently writing his first monograph, Discovering the Kinetic Language of Violence on the Early Modern Stage, which deals with how playwrights in Shakespeare’s day used sword combat as a form of communication.

Selected Publications
* “’Untruss a Point’: Interiority, Sword Combat, and Gender in The Roaring Girl.” Early Theatre 21.1 June (2018).
* Review: Gender Matters, Renaissance Quarterly (Fall 2015)
* Review: Hamlet’s Moment, Early Modern Culture (Volume 13)

Awards and Honors
* Folger Shakespeare Library Travel Award, 2016, 2018 (twice)
* Mildred Kates Dissertation Fellowship, 2015
* Graduate Essay Prize, UNCG, 2015
* Charles Memorial English Scholarship, UNCG, 2012, 2014
* Meritorious Scholarship, MBC, 2009
* College Honors, UVA Wise, 2008


‘Untruss a Point’ – Interiority, Sword Combat, and Gender in “The Roaring Girl”